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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
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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

Wed, 31 Dec 2014, 18:26
Explosion from Shiveluch volcano yesterday morning (KVERT webcam)
The volcano's activity seems to have increased during the recent days / weeks. A comparably large explosion occurred yesterday morning at 07:06 local time. ...more
Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 15:24
Explosive eruptions, by explosions and or partial collapse events of the active lava dome continue to occur regularly. On 26 Dec at 04:37 UTC, an eruption was reported to produce an ash plume that rose to 26,000 ft (8 km) altitude and drifted west. (Tokyo VAAC)
Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 17:49
A moderately strong explosive eruption occurred Saturday night. ...more
Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 15:34
Steaming from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
A relatively large explosion and/or dome collapse event occurred yesterday evening (this morning in Kamchatka). An ash plume was reported to rise to 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude. ...more
Fri, 5 Dec 2014, 16:33
A large eruption (but not unusually large for Shiveluch!) was reported to have occurred this afternoon (14:42 UTC), producing an ash plume to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude. ...more
Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 15:25
NASA satellite image of the ash plume from Shiveluch volcano on 23 Nov 2014 (NASA Earth Observatory)
A strong vulcanian explosion occurred on Sunday, sending an ash plume to an altitude of approx. 8 km above the volcano. ...more
Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 03:27
A series of eruptions occurred during the past days from the volcano's growing lava dome. Tokyo VAAC issued alerts about ash plumes rising up to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude. ...more [read all]
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 00:55
An ash plume was reported last evening rising to approx. 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude and extending east (Tokyo VAAC). ...more
Wed, 24 Sep 2014, 21:39
Eruption plume from Shiveluch's explosion on 24 Sep (photo: Y. Demyanchuk/Volkstat.ru)
A powerful explosion occurred at the volcano today (24 Sep) at 12:41 local time, producing an ash plume that rose to 38,000 ft (11 km) altitude. It generated several pyroclastic flows, some of which surpassed the 350 m high western caldera wall. ...more [read all]
Mon, 7 Jul 2014, 16:52
Eruption from Shiveluch volcano yesterday (KVERT webcam)
Several small to moderate explosions occurred at the active lava dome during the past days. Ash plumes were reported to up to 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude.

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