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Shiveluch volcano
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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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 (Kamchatka) activity update: growing lava dome in summit crater, occasional hot avalanches and weak ash explosions

Wednesday Feb 08, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T

A thermal anomaly is seen on satellite images on the lava dome. A viscous lava flow continued to descend from the crater and created glowing avalanches during 1-7 Feb. Weak ash explosions from the lava dome were reported from the SE flank on 26 January.
Previous news
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Ground-based observers noted that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater that was formed during a 2010 eruption. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome and occasional hot avalanches were observed during 25-26 January; clouds prevented observations on the other days of the week. Ash plumes rose to altitudes of 5-6 km (16,400-19,700 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 174 km NE on 23 January. [more]
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
KVERT reported that low levels of seismic activity were detected at Shiveluch during 6-13 January. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Ground-based observers noted that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater that was formed during a 2010 eruption and hot avalanches from the lava flow were observed at night with a web camera. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome was observed all week except on 10 January. ... [more]
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
KVERT reported that moderate seismic activity was detected at Shiveluch during 30 December-6 January. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Ground-based observers noted that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater that was formed during a 2010 eruption. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome was observed during 30-31 December and on 2 and 4 January; clouds prevented observations on the other days of the week. [more]
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2011
Shiveluch volcano in northern Kamchatka had a powerful ash explosion on 6 June, producing an ash plume of up to 6 km height, reaching 30,000 ft (ca. 9-10 km) altitude and drifting SE, VAAC Anchorage reports. [more]
Friday, Oct 29, 2010
A paroxysmal eruptive phase occured on Shiveluch volcano on 27 October between 14h00 and 20h40 UTC. According to satellite data, an ash plume rose to at least 12 km (ca. 40,000 ft). ... [more]

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