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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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| 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
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Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Sat, 28 Dec 2013, 16:28
Explosion from Shiveluch's lava dome this morning (afternoon in Kamchatka)
A relatively large explosive eruption occurred this afternoon at the lava dome of the volcano, producing a pyroclastic flow and an ash plume rising to over 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude (at 03:07 UTC): ...more
Wed, 18 Dec 2013, 13:18
Several ash plumes up to altitudes of 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude were spotted by VAAC Tokyo during the past 24 hours, indicating that activity at the growing lava dome in form of explosions and/or avalanches/pyroclastic flows remains elevated.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013, 10:52
Glow from Sheveluch's lava dome yesterday (KVERT webcam)
Several ash plumes to altitudes of 17-20,000 ft (5-6 km) have been detected by VAAC Tokyo during the past 24 hours. Webcam images are mostly obscured by clouds, but glow can be sometimes seen at the lava dome. Most likely the ash plumes were generated by partial collapse events and/or explosions, which in turn might have been associated with new pyroclastic flows.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013, 13:42
Glowing avalanche from Shiveluch's lava dome today (KVERT webcam)
The lava dome continues to grow, producing incandescent avalanches on to the SW and SE as well as small explosions, visible on the following video from today's activity in time-lapse: ...more
Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 16:03
The growth of a new lava dome continues on the north-western part of the old lava dome. Moderate ash explosions up to 13,100-16,400 ft (4-5 km) a.s.l., fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompany this process. (KVERT)
Tue, 3 Dec 2013, 13:54
Large pyroclastic flow from Shiveluch volcano this afternoon (KVERT webcam)
A series of larger dome collapse events took place today, producing large pyroclastic flows and an ash plume that rose to about 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude. ...more
Mon, 25 Nov 2013, 15:36
Shiveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
Explosive and effusive activity continue. Occasional clear weather webcam images show strong steaming (with some ash?) and warm or hot pyroclastic deposits from recent block avalanches from the growing lava dome. A possible explosion this morning produced an ash plume reported to flight level 170 (17,000 ft / 5 km) altitude and extending SE. (VAAC Tokyo)
Wed, 6 Nov 2013, 10:54
Activity remains elevated. A new ash plume (likely from another partial dome collapse or explosion) was detected this morning at 03:22 GMT at an estimated altitude of 14,000 ft (4,2 km) extending to the east.
Mon, 4 Nov 2013, 17:20
Bright glow from a likely collapse event at Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
An small ash plume rising to 12,000 ft (3,6 km) was detected at 11:00 UTC by VAAC Tokyo this morning (20:00 local time), suggesting another eruption (likely partial collapse from the dome). Video data show increased incandescence at that time, confirming this interpretation.
Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 10:29
First of the two pyroclastic flows yesterday at Shiveluch
Extrusion of viscous lava at the dome continues to feed at least 2 thick lava flows on the SW, NW and NE slopes. Two larger partial dome collapses occurred yesterday, producing pyroclastic flows and ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 23,000 ft (7 km). ...more
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