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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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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
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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, Russia): large explosive eruption this morning

Wednesday Jan 07, 2015 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.
Previous news
Explosion from Shiveluch volcano yesterday morning (KVERT webcam)
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014
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. ... [more]
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014
Explosive eruptions, by explosions and or partial collapse events of the active lava dome continue to occur regularly. On 26 Dec at 04:37 UTC, an eruption was reported to produce an ash plume that rose to 26,000 ft (8 km) altitude and drifted west. (Tokyo VAAC) [more]
Monday, Dec 22, 2014
A moderately strong explosive eruption occurred Saturday night. ... [more]
Steaming from the active lava dome of Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
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. ... [more]
Friday, Dec 05, 2014
A large eruption (but not unusually large for Shiveluch!) was reported to have occurred this afternoon (14:42 UTC), producing an ash plume to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude. ... [more]

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