Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): large explosive eruption this morning

Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 13:02
13:02 PM | BY: T
Eruption column from Shiveluch this morning
Eruption column from Shiveluch this morning
Ash plume from pyroclastic flows during the eruption at Shiveluch
Ash plume from pyroclastic flows during the eruption at Shiveluch
A very large vulcanian explosion occurred this morning at the volcano (at 00:41 UTC, 7:41 am local time). The explosion produced a 1.5 km wide ash column rising to approx. 27,000 ft (9 km) altitude and several pyroclastic flows from partial column collapse that traveled to the south.

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Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 06:00
KVERT reported that during 2-9 January lava-dome extrusion onto Sheveluch's N flank was accompanied by incandescence, hot avalanches, and fumarolic activity. A strong explosion on 7 January generated an ash plume that rose to altitudes of 8-9 km (26,200-29,500 ft) a.s.l. A small pyroclastic flow descended the SE flank of the dome. ... Read all
Wed, 31 Dec 2014, 18:26
Explosion from Shiveluch volcano yesterday morning (KVERT webcam)
The volcano's activity seems to have increased during the recent days / weeks. A comparably large explosion occurred yesterday morning at 07:06 local time. Read all
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