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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
(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 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)
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Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka) activity update
Tuesday Oct 20, 2015 16:23 PM | BY: T
Glowing avalanche at Shiveluch at night
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.
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.
Sunday, Oct 04, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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