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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
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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 news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia) activity update: growing lava dome with lava flow inside crater
Thursday Jan 19, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T
KVERT reported that low levels of seismic activity were detected at Shiveluch during 6-13 January. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Ground-based observers noted that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater that was formed during a 2010 eruption and hot avalanches from the lava flow were observed at night with a web camera. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome was observed all week except on 10 January.
(from: Smithsonian / GVP weekly activity report
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
KVERT reported that moderate seismic activity was detected at Shiveluch during 30 December-6 January. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Ground-based observers noted that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater that was formed during a 2010 eruption. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome was observed during 30-31 December and on 2 and 4 January; clouds prevented observations on the other days of the week.
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011
Shiveluch volcano in northern Kamchatka had a powerful ash explosion on 6 June, producing an ash plume of up to 6 km height, reaching 30,000 ft (ca. 9-10 km) altitude and drifting SE, VAAC Anchorage reports.
Friday, Oct 29, 2010
A paroxysmal eruptive phase occured on Shiveluch volcano on 27 October between 14h00 and 20h40 UTC. According to satellite data, an ash plume rose to at least 12 km (ca. 40,000 ft). ...
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Shiveluch volcano continues to be very active and the lava dome is growing. An explosive eruption from the dome on 26 May sent an ash plume to 4500 m altitude.
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010
Shiveluch on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia continues to be very active. An eruption last week produced an ash plume reaching 7.5 km.
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