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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): strong explosion, ash plume to 33,000 ft altitude

Sat, 10 May 2014, 11:05
11:05 AM | BY: T
Explosion from Shiveluch volcano this morning
Explosion from Shiveluch volcano this morning
Although activity has been generally at comparably low levels during the past weeks, a strong explosion occurred this morning at the active lava dome and produced an ash plume that rose to approx. 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude.
Previous news
Thu, 1 May 2014, 08:10
Steaming and ash emission from Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Activity is currently relatively low, but the volcano continues to extrude viscous lava into the dome. Occasional small avalanches, explosions and strong steaming accompany this activity. ... read all
Thu, 17 Apr 2014, 16:12
Eruption from Shiveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava at its dome. An ash plume was produced this morning that rose to 13,000 ft (4.2 km) altitude and drifted SE. Most likely, it had been caused by a small to moderately large collapse on the eastern flank: read all
Sun, 6 Apr 2014, 21:53
An explosion occurred at the volcano this morning (Kamchatka time). An ash plume rose to approx. 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude (VAAC Tokyo). ... read all
Thu, 3 Apr 2014, 06:54
No significant changes in activity occurred recently. The volcano remains active. Slow lava-dome extrusion continues accompanied by ash explosions, incandescence, hot avalanches, and fumarolic activity. read all
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:18
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: read all
 

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