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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: elevated activity, large explosive eruption on 6 Feb

Sat, 8 Feb 2014, 09:24
09:24 AM | BY: T
Bright glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning
Bright glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning
View of Shiveluch at the time of the eruption on 6 Feb - bright glow is visible, but cloud cover doesn't allows further details
View of Shiveluch at the time of the eruption on 6 Feb - bright glow is visible, but cloud cover doesn't allows further details
A phase of intense activity has been taking place at the volcano over the past few days. On 6 Feb afternoon (or early morning 7 Feb in Kamchatka), a large eruption occurred. VAAC Tokyo spotted an ash plume drifting at approx. 27,000 ft (9 km) altitude more than 300 km northwest. The ash plume reached the Sea of Okhotsk and ash fall occurred in the village Sedanka at more than 200 km distance from the volcano.
Unfortunately, webcam images do not allow to determine whether this eruption had been caused by an explosion liberating accumulated pressure, or whether a major collapse of the actively growing viscous lava dome had taken place, producing pyroclastic flows and related co-ignimbrite ash plumes. It is possible if not likely that it was the result of a combination of both.
Previous news
Fri, 24 Jan 2014, 09:54
Glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch volcano yesterday evening
More ash emissions and small to moderate explosions have occurred over the past days. An ash plume was reported at 24,000 ft (7.2 km) altitude yesterday evening. read all
Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 08:28
Another explosion was reported this morning by KVERT via VAAC Tokyo. An ash plume rose to estimated 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude. ... read all
Tue, 21 Jan 2014, 08:31
Ash column rising from Shiveluch volcano this morning
A relatively large explosion occurred this morning at the volcano. An ash plume rose to estimated 28,000 ft (8 km) altitude and drifted WSW. Following the eruption, the volcano continued to produce intense degassing and minor ash venting, and glow from the active lava dome is visible on night-time webcam images. ... read all
Mon, 20 Jan 2014, 07:49
Steaming from Shiveluch's lava dome yesterday
The volcano has been a bit calmer over the past days with no significant explosions / ash emissions from the (active) dome reported. Most of the time, the volcano is covered in clouds, but occasional views show intense degassing. ... read all
Mon, 13 Jan 2014, 15:38
Ash plume from Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
The volcano continues to erupt viscous lava and has frequent small to medium-sized explosions. This morning, it produced again an ash plume that rose to estimated 27,000 ft (8.1 km) altitude that drifted WSW, Tokyo VAAC alerted the aviation community. ... read all
 

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