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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
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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

Wednesday Feb 26, 2014 16:18 PM | BY: T

Glow from Shiveluch's lava dome and steam/ash plume
Glow from Shiveluch's lava dome and steam/ash plume
Although no larger explosions or dome collapses have occurred in the past days, the activity at the volcano remains intense and such events could happen any time again. The clear weather today showed the active lava dome still grows on both sides, produces smaller avalanches and an intense steam plume that sometimes contains volcanic ash:
Previous news
Glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
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. ... [more]
Bright glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning
Saturday, Feb 08, 2014
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. ... [more]
Glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch volcano yesterday evening
Friday, Jan 24, 2014
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. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Another explosion was reported this morning by KVERT via VAAC Tokyo. An ash plume rose to estimated 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude. [more]
Ash column rising from Shiveluch volcano this morning
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014
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. [more]

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