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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): explosion and partial dome collapse trigger pyroclastic flow

Sunday Oct 04, 2015 11:05 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow on Shiveluch volcano on 3 Oct 2015
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow on Shiveluch volcano on 3 Oct 2015
The lava dome continues to grow inside the open summit crater. An explosion and partial collapse occurred in the evening of 3 Oct, producing a pyroclastic flow and associated ash plume that rose to 6.5 km altitude.
Previous news
Glow from Shiveluch's lava dome
Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015
The volcano's lava dome continues to be active. At night, constant incandescence can be seen and frequent small avalanches occur. A dilute ash plume can be seen rising from it. [more]
Steaming and ash emission from Shiveluch this morning
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Lava extrusion into the volcano's lava dome continues at moderate intensity. Small incandescent avalanches are sometimes visible on night-time webcam images. Steaming and weak to moderate ash emissions accompany this activity. [more]
Ash plume from a small collapse / pyroclastic flow on Shiveluch 19 Aug
Friday, Aug 21, 2015
Slow growth of the lava dome continues although the volcano has been comparably calm recently. Only smaller collapses and associated pyroclastic flows and ash plumes (such as one on 19 Aug) occurred. [more]
Diffuse ash plume drifting from Shiveluch yesterday morning
Saturday, Aug 08, 2015
A moderately sized eruption occurred Thursday evening and produced an ash plume that rose to approx. 18,000 ft (5.4 km) altitude. Minor, near continuous ash venting has been intermittently visible on webcam imagery since. [more]
Sunday, May 24, 2015
KVERT reported that during 8-15 May lava-dome extrusion onto Sheveluch’s N flank was accompanied by incandescence, hot block avalanches, and fumarolic activity. ... [more]

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