Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka) activity update
Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 16:2316:23 PM | BY: T
Activity has not changed significantly over the past weeks. Slow extrusion of viscous lava continues and triggers occasional small to moderate incandescent avalanches, mainly through the eastern corridor of the volcano's horse-shoe shaped landslide caldera where the dome is located.
Glowing avalanche at Shiveluch at night
Sometimes, these avalanches are strong enough to turn into pyroclastic flows that travel a few km, and generate ash plumes that rise 2-3 km above the volcano.
Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 11:05
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. ... Read all