Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): large explosion, ash to 37,000 ft (11 km) altitude

Wed, 4 Mar 2015, 16:31
16:31 PM | BY: T
Explosion and pyroclastic flow from Shiveluch on 28 Feb
Explosion and pyroclastic flow from Shiveluch on 28 Feb
The 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).

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015, 16:24
Ash plume from Shiveluch volcano today (MTSAT-2 image / VAAC Tokyo)
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). Read all
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