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Shiveluch volcano
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 (Kamchatka) activity update: growing lava dome, viscous lava flow, steaming, occasional explosions

Thursday Dec 06, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

During 23-30 November a viscous lava flow continued to effuse on the NW flank of Shiveluch's lava dome, accompanied by hot avalanches, incandescence, and fumarolic activity. Satellite imagery showed a thermal anomaly on the lava dome.
Previous news
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
A viscous lava flow continued to effuse on the NW flank of Shiveluch's lava dome, accompanied by hot avalanches and fumarolic activity. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly on the lava dome. ... [more]
Monday, Nov 12, 2012
A moderate explosions of the volcano seems to have occurred earlier today. An ash plume was reported to reach 14,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifting south by VAAC Tokyo. [more]
Thursday, Nov 08, 2012
During 26 October-2 November a viscous lava flow continued to effuse on the NW flank of Shiveluch's lava dome, accompanied by hot avalanches and fumarolic activity. ... [more]
Sunday, Oct 28, 2012
The lava dome continues to grow slowly and explosions could occur any time. ... [more]
Sunday, Oct 28, 2012
The lava dome continues to grow slowly and explosions could occur any time. ... [more]

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