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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 (Kamchatka), activity update: ash plumes

Thursday Sep 27, 2007 00:15 AM |

KVERT reported that seismic activity at Shiveluch was above background
levels during 7-14 September. During 6-9 September, avalanches
occurred and ash plumes rose to altitudes of 4-6.5 km (13,100-21,300
ft) a.s.l. Observations of video data indicated that ash plumes rose
to an altitude of 4.5 km (14,800 ft) a.s.l. on 7 September.
Gas-and-steam plumes were noted on 7, 10, and 11 September. A thermal
anomaly was present in the crater on satellite imagery during the
reporting period. The Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange
Previous news
Thursday, Aug 30, 2007
KVERT reported that seismic activity at Shiveluch was above background levels during 17-24 August. Based on seismic interpretation, avalanches and ash plumes that rose to an altitude of 8.5 km (27,900 ft) a.s.l. occurred during the reporting period. Based on visual observation, ash plumes rose to an altitude of 5.5 km (18,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N and NE during 17-21 August. Incandescence at the lava dome and incandescent avalanches were seen at night on 21 August. Observations of satellite imagery revealed that a thermal anomaly was present in the crater during 17-24 August. The Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange [more]
Thursday, Aug 23, 2007
Explosive activity at Sheveluch volcano continues. Ash plumes from explosions rising to 4-6 km are observed by pilots and from satellite. According to Ria Novosti, a possibly much more powerful eruption might have taken place last Tuesday (21 Aug), sending ash to more than 10 km, although it has not been confirmed so far by other data. [more]
Thursday, Apr 05, 2007

The first explosive event at Shiveluch on 29 March produced an ash plume rising to an estimated altitude of 9.8 km (32,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NE. Based on reports from the Yelizovo Meteorological Watch Office and satellite imagery, the Tokyo VAAC reported that the plume reached an altitude of 11.9 km (39,000 ft) a.s.l. The next day, an explosive event that lasted about 6 minutes produced a plume to altitudes of 10.1-12.2 km (33,000-40,000 ft) a.s.l., based on estimates from AVO, Tokyo VAAC, and the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Services. The plume drifted NE.
According to a news article, a mudflow covered an approximately 900-m-long section of road, about 20 km from Shiveluch on 31 March.

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Saturday, Mar 31, 2007

Another explosive event occurred at Sheveluch Volcano on March 29 at approximately 17h53 UTC. The Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center reported a cloud from this event to 40,000 ft above sea level extending northeast from the volcano and moving at 50 knots.  scientists with the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Services estimated the cloud to be 33,000 ft above sea level, and a similar height was determined by AVO based on satellite data.  The eruption was brief, lasting only 6 minutes. 
With two brief but ash-producing eruptions in the past 24 hours, Sheveluch may be entering a period of heightened explosive activity.

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Thursday, Mar 29, 2007

Sheveluch volcano had a large explosive eruption early on March 29 as became evident from satellite observations, that showed evidence of an ash plume that reached about 12 km altitude and was moving NE at 20 km per hour. The event appears to have been short-lived; web camera imagery of the volcano at this time shows no further ash production.

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