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Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka) activity update

Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:18
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

Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 06:00
KVERT reported that during 21-28 February lava-dome extrusion at Shiveluch was accompanied by ash explosions, incandescence, hot avalanches, and fumarolic activity. A bright thermal anomaly was detected daily in satellite images, and a gas-and-steam plume containing small amounts of ash drifted 135 km SE on 25 February. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange. ... Read all
Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 11:15
Glow from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (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. ... Read all
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