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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 (Kamchatka) activity update

Tuesday Oct 01, 2013 07:21 AM | BY: T

Small avalanche from Shiveluch volcano (photo: Andrey Matseevskiy)
Small avalanche from Shiveluch volcano (photo: Andrey Matseevskiy)
Activity continues at moderate levels with little changes. The viscous lava dome remains active and produces occasional small ash explosions and avalanches.
Previous news
Explosion from Shiveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
The volcano continues to slowly extrude a new lobe of viscous lava from the dome. This process is accompanied by occasional explosions and ash emissions such as one this morning that produced a plume rising to 19,000 ft (5.8 km) altitude. [more]
Small ash emission from Shiveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
Friday, Sep 06, 2013
KVERT reports no changes in activity, which is currently relatively low. Accompanied by moderate seismic activity, a viscous lava dome continues to grow and produces small incandescent rockfalls and occasional ash emissions such as on the attached webcam picture this morning. Glow can be seen at night. ... [more]
Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013
Activity has calmed down, but the lava dome remains active and continues to produce occasional small ash emissions such as this morning: ... [more]
Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
The volcano continues to extrude a new lobe of viscous lava (visible as the dark patch in the webcam image) at the lava dome, as well as produce occasional (usually small) ash explosions. [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Shiveluch volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Saturday, Aug 17, 2013
Eruptive activity continued all week with explosions producing ash plumes that rose up to 16,400-22,960 ft (5.0-7.0 km) a.s.l. and extended to the east and north-east of the volcano. ... [more]

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