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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
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| 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
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Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano, Kamchatka: pyroclastic flows by partial dome collapse generate ash plumes of 6-7 km altitude
Sunday Nov 03, 2013 10:29 AM | BY: T
First of the two pyroclastic flows yesterday at Shiveluch
Second of the two pyroclastic flows yesterday at Shiveluch
Extrusion of viscous lava at the dome continues to feed at least 2 thick lava flows on the SW, NW and NE slopes. Two larger partial dome collapses occurred yesterday, producing pyroclastic flows and ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 23,000 ft (7 km).
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
The growth of the lava dome continues along with strong degassing/steaming and occasional explosions that produce ash plumes rising to up to 4-6 km altitude.
Friday, Oct 18, 2013
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. ...
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: ...
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."
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.
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