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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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Sheveluch volcano (Kamchatka): small pyroclastic flow triggered by rock falls from dome

Mon, 31 Dec 2012, 09:21
09:21 AM | BY: T
Small pyroclastic flow from Shiveluch on 30 Dec 2012
Small pyroclastic flow from Shiveluch on 30 Dec 2012
Activity at Shiveluch has been relatively calm, but the slow extrusion of the lava dome inside the crater continues as incandescence and occasional explosions, but also occasional rockfalls and associated weak pyroclastic flows show. As our French colleagues from activolcans noticed, a small partial dome collapse occurred last night at 21h54 local time and produced a pyroclastic flow that traveled almost 1 km through the ravine at the base of the active dome.
Webcam images also give evidence that from time to time lahars are generated in the same ravine.
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Previous news
Thu, 6 Dec 2012, 11:05
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. ... read all
Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 06:49
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. ... read all
Mon, 12 Nov 2012, 07:13
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. ... read all
Thu, 8 Nov 2012, 11:05
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. read all
Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 09:02
The lava dome continues to grow slowly and explosions could occur any time. read all
 

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