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Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
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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 news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka), eruption news: strong explosion on May 1st, 2009
Saturday May 02, 2009 08:27 AM |
A strong explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano on May 1st, 2009, sending an ash cloud to 5 km above the volcano. The eruption followed a week of heightened seismicity and might be the start of a stronger eruptive phase.
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
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