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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
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

Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 06:01
The lava dome continues to grow. A moderate explosion occurred last night, producing an ash plume that rose to between 8,000 ft (1.8 km) (VAAC Tokyo) and 13,000 ft (4 km) (KVERT) altitude. ...more
Fri, 11 Jan 2013, 09:21
Explosive-extrusive-effusive eruption of the volcano continues. According to visual and satellite data, a viscous lava flow continues to effuse on the north-western flank of the lava dome, strong and moderate fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompanies this process. ...more [read all]
Wed, 9 Jan 2013, 10:14
Activity continues to build the lava dome which sheds hot avalanches from time to time. Incandescence above the summit of the lava dome was observed. Satellite data shows a thermal anomaly over the volcano. Moderate seismicity and strong degassing accompany this activity. (KVERT)

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