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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: increasing lava dome activity

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013 12:29 PM | BY: T

Glowing avalanche from Shiveluch's lava dome half an hour ago (KVERT webcam)
Glowing avalanche from Shiveluch's lava dome half an hour ago (KVERT webcam)
The lava dome has become more active again, and frequently produces small incandescent avalanches. Strong degassing and occasional ash venting accompany this process. A weak ash plume rose today from the volcano to an altitude of about 12,000 ft, as can be seen on the following video:
Previous news
Sunday, Oct 13, 2013
KVERT reports that the "growth of the lava dome continues - strong and moderate ash explosions up to 4-6 km a.s.l., fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome summit, and hot avalanches accompany this process. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano." [more]
Small avalanche from Shiveluch volcano (photo: Andrey Matseevskiy)
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013
Activity continues at moderate levels with little changes. The viscous lava dome remains active and produces occasional small ash explosions and avalanches. [more]
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]

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