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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
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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

Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 11:15
11:15 AM | BY: T
Glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Pyroclastic flow from Shiveluch on 18 Feb (KVERT webcam)
Pyroclastic flow from Shiveluch on 18 Feb (KVERT webcam)
Activity at the volcano remains elevated. The lava dome extrudes currently 2 lobes of viscous lava, a larger one on the NW side and a smaller one on the SE side, which seems to have appeared around 16 Feb. The active parts of the dome suffer frequent small to moderate-sized avalanches (mainly from the NW side). Bright glow can be seen at night.
A larger collapse on 18 Feb caused a pyroclastic flow that reached a length of approx. 3 km and an ash plume that rose to 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude.
The following video shows the activity during 16-20 Feb:
Previous news
Sat, 8 Feb 2014, 09:24
Bright glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning
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. read all
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

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