Get our newsletter!
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
: Our professional team of volcanologists and photographers offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
The Volcano Adventure Guide
: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
(3 out of 5)Shiveluch webcams / live data
| ReportsShiveluch volcano videosShiveluch volcano books | ToursShiveluch 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-ongoingTypical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
Shiveluch volcano toursKamchatka - Land of Colors
(volcano expedition to Kamchatka)Latest satellite images
Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka), activity update: lava dome growing & ash plumes
Tuesday Mar 10, 2009 13:32 PM | BY: TS
On 21-28 February there were eruptions reported that produced ash plumes and also it was indicatedt that the lava dome is still growing.
Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
It was reported that there was higher seismic activity at Shiveluch during the time of 2-9 January and ash plumes rose to an altitude of 8.8 km. There was also a daily thermal anomaly on the lava dome and ash plumes, what is a sign of lava dome growing. [more]
Friday, Nov 21, 2008
The seismic activity at Shiveluch was above background levels during 6-14 November. Ash plumes rose to an altitude of 6.8 km and hot avalanches descended the lava dome on 6 November producing ash plumes that rose to an altitude of 4 km. There was a daily thermal anomaly on the lava dome and the Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange. [more]
Friday, Oct 31, 2008
There are still strong eruptions on the crater summit that produce ash avalances, pyroclastic flows and ash plumes. The lava dome is growing. [more]
Thursday, Oct 23, 2008
Shiveluch's activity remains high. The growing lava dome has been producing pyroclastic flows and ash plumes rising to an altitude of 6 km (19,700 ft) a.s.l. ... [more]
Sunday, Sep 14, 2008
KVERT reported that seismic activity at Shiveluch was slightly above background levels during 29 August-5 September. Gas-and-steam plumes with a small amount of ash were generated from avalanches on 29 and 30 August and rose to an altitude of 4 km (13,100 ft) a.s.l. Analysis of satellite imagery revealed a daily thermal anomaly on the lava dome. The Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange. [more]
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Ijen volcano photos
: Ijen volcano in East Java is famous for its turquoise acid crater lake and the large sulfur deposits that are being mined by local workers. At night, the scene is illuminated by ghostly blue flames, as sulfur ignites.
Gorely volcano photos
: Gorely is a young and very active shield volcano in southern Kamchatka. It is one of Kamchatka's easiest volcanoes to climb and offers stunning views into vast craters and the surrounding landscape.