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Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
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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 news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): ash reported to 30,000 ft altitude
Sunday Feb 08, 2015 14:00 PM | BY: T
A possibly strong eruption seems to have occurred this morning. An ash plume to 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude was reported by Tokyo VAAC. Webcam images are cloudy.
Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015
The explosion on 1 Feb left a large crater on the lava dome, from where persistent incandescence can now be seen. This and occasional glowing rockfalls originating there indicate that magma continues to arrive at the dome.
Sunday, Feb 01, 2015
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. ...
Monday, Jan 26, 2015
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.
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015
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.
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 on VolcanoDiscovery:
: In the afternoon of 17 Oct, a particularly violent explosion occurred at Anak Krakatau, blasting away a portion of the southern crater rim. A similar event might have been the final trigger for the catastrophic landslide that let the cone collapse and cause a devastating tsunami on 22 Dec 2018.
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