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

Sun, 1 Feb 2015, 16:22
16:22 PM | BY: T
Eruption at Shiveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
Eruption at Shiveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
A powerful explosion occurred this morning, at 02:08 local time, at the volcano. It seems a large-volume pyroclastic flow of several km length and an ash plume rising to approx. 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude were generated.
The eruption occurred from the same area of the active lava dome as the ones during the past weeks, i.e. from the north side of the dome's cone near the 1964 caldera wall.

Previous news

Mon, 26 Jan 2015, 08:58
Explosion at Shiveluch this morning. Note the incandescent deposits of glowing bombs on the flanks and inside (along with lightning?) the eruption column.
A strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred this morning. An ash plume rose to approx. 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude and a pyroclastic flow seems to have descended to the SE. ... Read all
Sun, 18 Jan 2015, 12:34
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. ... Read all
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