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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

Mon, 16 Jun 2014, 13:59
13:59 PM | BY: T
Ash emission at Shiveluch volcano on 14 June
Ash emission at Shiveluch volcano on 14 June
Explosive activity of the volcano continues. Since the larger explosion on 11 June, the volcano has only produced a few smaller explosions and ash emissions.
Not much glow is currently visible on clear night-time images, suggesting that extrusive activity of the lava dome is reduced at the moment.
Previous news
Thu, 12 Jun 2014, 11:05
A strong explosion occurred yesterday that produced an ash plume that rose to approx. 8 km altitude. ... read all
Thu, 29 May 2014, 10:07
Shiveluch volcano today (KVERT webcam)
The volcano produced a steam and ash plume during today that rose to estimated 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude and drifted east. ... read all
Tue, 27 May 2014, 16:13
Eruption from Shiveluch this morning in Kamchatka
The volcano remains very active, growing its lava dome which occasionally looses some of its mass due to avalanches and explosions. A stronger eruption occurred at the volcano this morning producing an ash plume that rose to 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude and drifted to the SE. ... read all
Sat, 10 May 2014, 11:05
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. ... read all
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

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