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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

Fri, 11 Dec 2015, 16:36
Small avalanche at Shiveluch volcano this morning generating a small ash plume
The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava at its dome, which sometimes results in smaller or larger avalanches as well as explosions, both producing ash plumes. Over the past weeks, this activity has been a bit lower than previously.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015, 12:05
Small pyroclastic flow into the southwestern corridor of the active lava dome of Shiveluch
The extrusive activity of viscous lava into the active dome continues with little significant change, but seems to have picked up a bit recently. Incandescent avalanches occur to both the southeast and southwest corridor. ...more
Fri, 30 Oct 2015, 07:00
The pyroclastic flow (lower right) and ash plume from Shiveluch volcano yesterday morning
The volcano's activity seems to have picked up a bit compared to recent weeks. A partial collapse of the active dome generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled several km to the south, accompanied by an ash plume that rose to 4-4.5 km altitude and drifted east.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015, 07:01
View of the small pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch
A moderately sized pyroclastic flow as result of small collapse of part of the active lava dome occurred this afternoon (Kamchatka time), sending an ash plume to approx. 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude. ...more [read all]
Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 16:23
Glowing avalanche at Shiveluch at night
Activity has not changed significantly over the past weeks. Slow extrusion of viscous lava continues and triggers occasional small to moderate incandescent avalanches, mainly through the eastern corridor of the volcano's horse-shoe shaped landslide caldera where the dome is located. ...more
Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 11:05
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow on Shiveluch volcano on 3 Oct 2015
The lava dome continues to grow inside the open summit crater. An explosion and partial collapse occurred in the evening of 3 Oct, producing a pyroclastic flow and associated ash plume that rose to 6.5 km altitude.
Wed, 9 Sep 2015, 16:48
Glow from Shiveluch's lava dome
The volcano's lava dome continues to be active. At night, constant incandescence can be seen and frequent small avalanches occur. A dilute ash plume can be seen rising from it.
Dilute ash plume from Shiveluch
Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 07:42
Steaming and ash emission from Shiveluch this morning
Lava extrusion into the volcano's lava dome continues at moderate intensity. Small incandescent avalanches are sometimes visible on night-time webcam images. Steaming and weak to moderate ash emissions accompany this activity.
Incandescent avalanche yesterday night
Fri, 21 Aug 2015, 08:56
Ash plume from a small collapse / pyroclastic flow on Shiveluch 19 Aug
Slow growth of the lava dome continues although the volcano has been comparably calm recently. Only smaller collapses and associated pyroclastic flows and ash plumes (such as one on 19 Aug) occurred.
Sat, 8 Aug 2015, 16:33
Diffuse ash plume drifting from Shiveluch yesterday morning
A moderately sized eruption occurred Thursday evening and produced an ash plume that rose to approx. 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude. Minor, near continuous ash venting has been intermittently visible on webcam imagery since.

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