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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

Wednesday Aug 14, 2013 15:06 PM | BY: T

Explosions continue to occur frequently. Several eruptions during the past 48 hours produced ash plume rising to about 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude.
Previous news
Monday, Aug 12, 2013
The volcano has apparently entered a phase of elevated explosive activity. Over the past days, several explosions have occurred from the growing lava dome and produced ash plumes rising to up to about 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude. Small block avalanches and pyroclastic flows accompany the process as well. ... [more]
Current webcam image of Sheveluch (KVERT webcam)
Monday, Aug 05, 2013
The volcano has been increasingly active during the past days. This morning, an explosive eruption produced an ash plume rising to 21-22,000 ft (6.5-7 km) altitude which drifted ESE. The eruption lasted about 20 minutes, KVERT writes. ... [more]
Saturday, Aug 03, 2013
An explosion and/or dome collapse event occurred last night at 19:36 UTC, with a likely ash plume rising to possibly up to 20,000 ft (estimated from seismic signals). [more]
Monday, Jul 29, 2013
Activity has been elevated during the past days. Several explosions and / or dome collapse events have sent ash plumes to about 20,000 ft (6 km) elevation during the past days. [more]
Monday, Jul 22, 2013
An explosion and/or partial dome collapse produced an ash plume rising to 15,000 ft (4.7 km) last night and drifting east (Tokyo VAAC). [more]
 

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