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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 on Sunday, ash to 8 km altitude

Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 15:25 PM | BY: T

NASA satellite image of the ash plume from Shiveluch volcano on 23 Nov 2014 (NASA Earth Observatory)
NASA satellite image of the ash plume from Shiveluch volcano on 23 Nov 2014 (NASA Earth Observatory)
A strong vulcanian explosion occurred on Sunday, sending an ash plume to an altitude of approx. 8 km above the volcano.
No pyroclastic flows seem to have been produced by the explosion. The plume spread eastwards and could be seen extending for more than 200 km distance.
Previous news
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
A series of eruptions occurred during the past days from the volcano's growing lava dome. Tokyo VAAC issued alerts about ash plumes rising up to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
An ash plume was reported last evening rising to approx. 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude and extending east (Tokyo VAAC). ... [more]
Eruption plume from Shiveluch's explosion on 24 Sep (photo: Y. Demyanchuk/Volkstat.ru)
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
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. ... [more]
Eruption from Shiveluch volcano yesterday (KVERT webcam)
Monday, Jul 07, 2014
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. [more]
Explosion at Shiveluch volcano yesterday evening (KVERT webcam)
Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014
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. ... [more]

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