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Shiveluch volcano
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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1739(?), 1800(?), 1854 (Plinian eruption), 1879-83, 1897-98, 1905, 1928-29, 1930, 1944-50, 1964 (sub-Plinian, large dome collapse and debris flow), 1980-81, 1984, 1985, 1986-88, 1988, 1989 1990-94, 1997, 1998, 1999, 1999-ongoing
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Highly explosive. Construction of lava domes and large pyroclastic flows caused by dome collapse. One of Kamchatka's largest and most active volcanoes.
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Sheveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): explosive eruption recorded today; lava dome remains very active

Wednesday Mar 25, 2020 07:31 AM | BY: MARTIN

Sheveluch volcano on 23 March (image: KVERT)
Sheveluch volcano on 23 March (image: KVERT)
KVERT recorded one explosive eruption today that generated an ash plume which reached approx. 32,800 ft-49,200 ft (10,000 m-15,000 m) altitude and drifted NW.
The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state with elevation at 2,500 m.
Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team volcano activity update 25 March 2020
Previous news
An ash plume from Sheveluch volcano (image: KVERT)
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
KVERT reported strong fumarolic activity with small amount of ash and an incandescence of the dome blocks and hot avalanches associated with this process. The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state. ... [more]
Glow from Sheveluch's lava dome (image: KVERT)
Friday, Jan 31, 2020
KVERT reported strong fumarolic activity with small amount of ash and an incandescence of the dome blocks and hot avalanches associated with this process. The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state. ... [more]

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