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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°ECurrent status
(4 out of 5)Shiveluch webcams / live data
| ReportsShiveluch volcano videosShiveluch volcano books | ToursShiveluch 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-ongoingTypical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
Shiveluch volcano toursKamchatka - Land of Colors
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Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano, Kamchatka: explosive eruption produces ash plume to 20-23,000 ft altitude
Friday Oct 18, 2013 05:46 AM | BY: T
Ash explosion from SHiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
SO2 plumes from Shieveluch (center) and Klyuchevskoy (north) volcanoes (NOAA)
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Shiveluch volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
As if it was jealous of Klyuchevskoy, the other volcano currently in violent eruption, Shiveluch has increased its activity recently. Dome growth has gained speed again, producing more frequent avalanches as well as explosions. Several explosions occurred during the past 24 hours sending ash plumes to 20-23,000 ft (6-7 km) altitude and drifting east.
A large SO2 plume, indicator of the arrival of fresh magma, can be seen on NOAA satellite data as well.
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
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: ... [more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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