Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): large explosion, ash to 37,000 ft (11 km) altitude
Wednesday Mar 04, 2015 16:31 PM | BY: T
Explosion and pyroclastic flow from Shiveluch on 28 FebThe volcano is in an intense phase of activity, characterized by strong explosions and partial collapses of the growing lava dome accompanied by tall ash plumes and pyroclastic flows.
An explosion this morning produced an ash plume that rose to flight level 370, i.e. 37,000 ft (11 km) altitude, Tokyo VAAC reported.
Aviation color code is red. Aircraft on the N-America - Japan routes are advised to avoid the area.
On 28 Feb, a series of explosions and collapses produced tall plumes >10 km altitude and large pyroclastic flows up to approx. 4 km distance (image).
Friday, Feb 20, 2015
An eruption today produced an ash plume that rose to estimated 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude, detected on infrared satellite imagery (VAAC Tokyo). ... [more]
Monday, Feb 16, 2015
Kamchatka's most active volcano continues to produce ash plumes as well, generated by explosions at the dome as well as avalanches from it - Tokyo VAAC reported ash to 19,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude yesterday. [more]
Sunday, Feb 08, 2015
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. [more]
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. [more]
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. ... [more]