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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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Shiveluch volcano eruptions:
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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Shiveluch Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 13/2020Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Saturday Jun 13, 2020 21:15 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 13 Jun 2020
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 13 Jun 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 10 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 21:00 UTC, 13/06/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200613/2100Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SHEVELUCH 300270
PSN: N5639 E16122
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3283M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/37
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 13/2020Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N5639 E16122 - N5648 E16117 - N5711 E16150 -
N5710 E16203 - N5655 E16150 MOV NE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/0220Z SFC/FL150 N5724 E16300 - N5706 E16316 -
N5658 E16243 - N5657 E16137 - N5706 E16136
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 14/0820Z SFC/FL150 N5724 E16415 - N5651 E16435 -

N5629 E16414 - N5650 E16224 - N5719 E16230 - N5730 E16346
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 14/1420Z SFC/FL140 N5720 E16543 - N5602 E16543 -

N5545 E16514 - N5613 E16318 - N5647 E16238 - N5732 E16424
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20200614/0000Z=

Previous news
New lava dome growth at Sheveluch volcano (image: Yury Demianchuk/volkstat.ru)
Friday, May 29, 2020
Yury Demianchuk from the volcanological observatory in Klyuchi reported a few days ago that visual observations on 12 March 2020 confirmed new dome growth from the active lava dome. The actively growing area was located in the right (northern) part of the extrusive dome and had not been observed during the previous months. It now appeared reaching over the edge of the explosive crater, forming a "dome on top of a dome". ... [more]

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