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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), 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.
Previous news
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. [more]
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]

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