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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°ECurrent status
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| ReportsShiveluch volcano videosShiveluch volcano books | ToursShiveluch 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-ongoingTypical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
Shiveluch volcano toursKamchatka - Land of Colors
(volcano expedition to Kamchatka)Shiveluch Volcano Special
(8-days expedition to see the ongoing eruption of Shiveluch volcano 16-24 Mar 2019)Latest satellite imagesSentinel hub
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Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): strong explosion, ash plume to 10 km altitude
Thursday Mar 26, 2015 18:59 PM | BY: T
Eruption column from Shiveluch this morning (photo: Y. Demyanchuck / www.volkstat.ru)
Another powerful vulcanian explosion occurred this morning at 10:03 local time at the volcano. An eruption column rose to approx. 10 km altitude.
The eruption produced smaller pyroclastic flows from collapsing material at the base of the eruption column.
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015
Activity at the volcano remains elevated. A series of moderate explosions occurred over the past days, producing ash plumes that rose to 23-27,000 ft (7-9 km) altitude (Tokyo VAAC).
Friday, Mar 20, 2015
A moderate explosion occurred again at the volcano last evening. Based on the seismic signal, KVERT estimated an ash plume to 21,000 ft (6.3 km) altitude was generated.
Monday, Mar 16, 2015
An explosion occurred a few hours ago. Webcam images show bright blow from incandescent material ejected. VAAC Tokyo estimates an ash plume was produced that rose to 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude.
Monday, Mar 09, 2015
Explosions continue to occur at the volcano sporadically, although none of the previous days has been as strong as the violent eruption on 28 Feb. ...
Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015
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. ...
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