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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, Russia): explosion and ash emissions

Sunday Jan 18, 2015 12:34 PM | BY: T

Ash plume from an explosion at Shiveluch this morning
Ash plume from an explosion at Shiveluch this morning
A moderately large explosion occurred this morning (evening in Kamchatka) at the volcano, producing a plume reaching approx. 6 km altitude. Continued ash emissions followed the explosions for several hours.
Previous news
Eruption column from Shiveluch this morning
Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015
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. [more]
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]

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