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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
Typical eruption style:
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 CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY OBS VA DTG: 14/1720Z to 17000 ft (5200 m)

Sunday Jun 14, 2020 18:15 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 14 Jun 2020
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 14 Jun 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 15 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 18:00 UTC, 14/06/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200614/1800Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SHEVELUCH 300270
PSN: N5639 E16122
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3283M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/42
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA CONTINUOUSLY OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY
OBS VA DTG: 14/1720Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N5443 E16714 - N5504 E16731 - N5503 E16735 -
N5444 E16721 MOV SE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/2320Z SFC/FL160 N5442 E16906 - N5317 E16902 -
N5302 E16829 - N5345 E16811
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20200615/0000Z=

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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