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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 (Kamchatka), activity update: strong explosive activity continues

Sunday Nov 18, 2007 10:23 AM |

Seismic activity at Shiveluch volcano remains at highly elevated levels. KVERT assumes that the volcano is producing exposions with ash plumes rising to altitudes of 8.5 km (28,000 ft) a.s.l. as well as small pyroclastic flows.
Visual observations and video footage analysis indicated that ash and gas-and-steam plumes rose to altitudes of 6-8 km (19,700-26,200 ft) a.s.l. during 4-8 November. Clouds obscured views of the volcano on other days. Based on observations of satellite imagery, ash plumes drifted SW on 7 November and a thermal anomaly was present in the crater every day during the reporting period. The Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange. Based on information from the KEMSD, the Tokyo VAAC reported that eruption plumes rose to altitudes of 4.9-5.5 km (16,000-18,000 ft) a.s.l. on 11 and 13 November.
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Previous news
Saturday, Nov 03, 2007
KVERT reported that seismic activity at Shiveluch was above background
levels during 19-26 October. Based on seismic interpretation, ash
plumes rose to an altitude of 6.9 km (22,600 ft) a.s.l. and small hot
avalanches occurred. Observations of video footage indicated that
gas-and-steam plumes rose to altitudes of 3.3 km (10,800 ft) a.s.l. on
21 and 25 October. Based on observations of satellite imagery, ash
plumes drifted SE on 19 October and a thermal anomaly was present in
the crater every day during the reporting period. The Level of Concern
Color Code remained at Orange. [more]
Thursday, Sep 27, 2007
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 [more]
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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