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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): active lava dome growing; emissions to 17,000 ft

Monday Jun 15, 2020 07:52 AM | BY: MARTIN

Explosion from Sheveluch volcano this morning (image: KVERT)
Explosion from Sheveluch volcano this morning (image: KVERT)
An ash plume from Sheveluch volcano yesterday (image: @siberian_times/twitter)
An ash plume from Sheveluch volcano yesterday (image: @siberian_times/twitter)
On 14 June at 04:21 local time KVERT recorded an explosion at the volcano that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 17,000 ft (5,200 m) altitude and drifted SE.
Additionally recorded strong fumarolic activity with small amount of ash and an incandescence of the dome blocks and hot avalanches associated with this process.
Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state.
Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team volcano activity update 15 June 2020
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