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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
Fri, 24 Jan 2014, 09:54
Glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch volcano yesterday evening
More ash emissions and small to moderate explosions have occurred over the past days. An ash plume was reported at 24,000 ft (7.2 km) altitude yesterday evening. ...more
Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 08:28
Another explosion was reported this morning by KVERT via VAAC Tokyo. An ash plume rose to estimated 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014, 08:31
Ash column rising from Shiveluch volcano this morning
A relatively large explosion occurred this morning at the volcano. An ash plume rose to estimated 28,000 ft (8 km) altitude and drifted WSW. Following the eruption, the volcano continued to produce intense degassing and minor ash venting, and glow from the active lava dome is visible on night-time webcam images.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014, 07:49
Steaming from Shiveluch's lava dome yesterday
The volcano has been a bit calmer over the past days with no significant explosions / ash emissions from the (active) dome reported. Most of the time, the volcano is covered in clouds, but occasional views show intense degassing.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014, 15:38
Ash plume from Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
The volcano continues to erupt viscous lava and has frequent small to medium-sized explosions. This morning, it produced again an ash plume that rose to estimated 27,000 ft (8.1 km) altitude that drifted WSW, Tokyo VAAC alerted the aviation community.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014, 11:31
Ash plume rising from Shiveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
An explosion or a pyroclastic flow from a partial lava dome collapse produced an ash plume rising to 28,000 ft (8.5 km) this morning. Views on the webcam show a plume but don't allow to see details what occurred at the lava dome.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014, 09:11
The volcano continues to extrude viscous lava, generating explosions and hot avalanches. An ash plume to estimated 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude and drifting east was detected on satellite imagery yesterday. Cloud cover prevents more detailed observations.
Thu, 9 Jan 2014, 07:51
A series of ash plumes to altitudes around 20,000 ft (6 km) from the volcano were reported by VAAC Tokyo, suggesting that the lava dome is currently in a relatively active phase with frequent explosions and/or rockfalls / pyroclastic flows.
Mon, 6 Jan 2014, 14:32
Glow from Shiveluch's lava dome at night (KVERT webcam)
The volcano continues to extrude a viscous lava dome on the NW part of the older dome. Glow from the dome and hot rockfalls can be seen at night. Small to moderate ash explosions likely accompany this activity but are often undetected due to frequent cloud cover.
Thu, 2 Jan 2014, 15:43
Glow from the active lava dome this evening (KVERT webcam)
The eruption of the volcano continues with the new lava dome growing on the north-western part of the old lava dome. Moderate ash explosions up to 13,100-19,800 ft (4-6 km) a.s.l., fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompanies this process. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano. (KVERT daily report).
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