Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka): strong explosion with pyroclastic flows, ash plume to 11 km altitude

Wed, 24 Sep 2014, 21:39
21:39 PM | BY: T
Eruption plume from Shiveluch's explosion on 24 Sep (photo: Y. Demyanchuk/Volkstat.ru)
Eruption plume from Shiveluch's explosion on 24 Sep (photo: Y. Demyanchuk/Volkstat.ru)
A powerful explosion occurred at the volcano today (24 Sep) at 12:41 local time, producing an ash plume that rose to 38,000 ft (11 km) altitude. It generated several pyroclastic flows, some of which surpassed the 350 m high western caldera wall.
The volcano had been relatively quiet during the past months. This morning's explosion could have been a result of gas pressure that slowly build up under the lava dome's plug of viscous lava.
KVERT raised the alert level to red, and lowered it back to orange afterwards as no new eruptions followed and the ash had dissipated.

Previous news

Mon, 7 Jul 2014, 16:52
Eruption from Shiveluch volcano yesterday (KVERT webcam)
Several small to moderate explosions occurred at the active lava dome during the past days. Ash plumes were reported to up to 27,000 ft (8 km) altitude. ... Read all
Tue, 1 Jul 2014, 15:25
Explosion at Shiveluch volcano yesterday evening (KVERT webcam)
A moderate explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday evening (or this morning in local time). An ash plume rose to approx. 23,000 ft (7 km) altitude. Read all
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