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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

Thursday Jan 02, 2014 15:43 PM | BY: T

Glow from the active lava dome this evening (KVERT webcam)
Glow from the active lava dome this evening (KVERT webcam)
The eruption of the volcano continues with the new lava dome growing on the north-western part of the old lava dome. Moderate ash explosions up to 13,100-19,800 ft (4-6 km) a.s.l., fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompanies this process. Satellite data showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano. (KVERT daily report).
Previous news
Explosion from Shiveluch's lava dome this morning (afternoon in Kamchatka)
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013
A relatively large explosive eruption occurred this afternoon at the lava dome of the volcano, producing a pyroclastic flow and an ash plume rising to over 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude (at 03:07 UTC): ... [more]
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Several ash plumes up to altitudes of 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude were spotted by VAAC Tokyo during the past 24 hours, indicating that activity at the growing lava dome in form of explosions and/or avalanches/pyroclastic flows remains elevated. [more]
Glow from Sheveluch's lava dome yesterday (KVERT webcam)
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Several ash plumes to altitudes of 17-20,000 ft (5-6 km) have been detected by VAAC Tokyo during the past 24 hours. Webcam images are mostly obscured by clouds, but glow can be sometimes seen at the lava dome. Most likely the ash plumes were generated by partial collapse events and/or explosions, which in turn might have been associated with new pyroclastic flows. [more]
Glowing avalanche from Shiveluch's lava dome today (KVERT webcam)
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
The lava dome continues to grow, producing incandescent avalanches on to the SW and SE as well as small explosions, visible on the following video from today's activity in time-lapse: ... [more]
Monday, Dec 09, 2013
The growth of a new lava dome continues on the north-western part of the old lava dome. Moderate ash explosions up to 13,100-16,400 ft (4-5 km) a.s.l., fumarolic activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompany this process. (KVERT) [more]

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