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Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka): strong eruption, ash to 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude

Thu, 18 Dec 2014, 15:34
15:34 PM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER
Steaming from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Steaming from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
A relatively large explosion and/or dome collapse event occurred yesterday evening (this morning in Kamchatka). An ash plume was reported to rise to 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude.
Webcam images are still dark at the time of the event (19:55 UTC).

Previous news

Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 06:00
KVERT reported that during 12-19 December lava-dome extrusion onto Sheveluch's N flank was accompanied by incandescence, hot avalanches, and fumarolic activity. A strong explosion on 17 December generated ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 9-10 km (29,500-32,800 ft) a.s.l. Satellite images detected a thermal anomaly over the dome during 12, 14, and 16-18 December, and ash plumes that drifted 109 km SE during 14-15 December and 35 km ESE on 17 December. ... Read all
Wed, 10 Dec 2014, 06:00
KVERT reported that during 5-12 December lava-dome extrusion onto Sheveluch's N flank was accompanied by incandescence, hot avalanches, and fumarolic activity. Two strong explosions on 5 and 11 December generated ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 8-9 km (26,200-29,500 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 200 km ENE on 5 December and 364 km on 11 December. ... Read all
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