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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°ECurrent status
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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
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Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka), activity update: powerful explosion strong ash emissions
Friday Oct 29, 2010 06:27 AM |
A paroxysmal eruptive phase occured on Shiveluch volcano on 27 October between 14h00 and 20h40 UTC. According to satellite data, an ash plume rose to at least 12 km (ca. 40,000 ft).
Ash falls were noted at Ust-Kamchatsk from 18:00 UTC on October 27 till 03:00 UTC on October 28. The airport and road from Ust-Kamchatsk to Kluchi were closed. The thickness of a layer of ash with snow was about 2 cm at Ust-Kamchatsk. According to satellite data, ash plumes extended > 2,500 km (1,550 mi) to the east from the volcano on October 27-28.
Powerful activity continues at Shiveluch volcano. Several ash explosions have reached 7 km (23,000 ft) asl on October 28.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Shiveluch volcano continues to be very active and the lava dome is growing. An explosive eruption from the dome on 26 May sent an ash plume to 4500 m altitude.
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010
Shiveluch on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia continues to be very active. An eruption last week produced an ash plume reaching 7.5 km.
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009
On 31 July-7 August seismic activity from Shiveluch was above background levels. There was a large daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Video camera data shows, that ash plumes rose to an altitude of 4 km on 2 August. The Level of Concern Color Code remained at Orange.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
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.
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