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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): small pyroclastic flow, time-lapse video

Friday Oct 23, 2015 07:01 AM | BY: T

View of the small pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch
View of the small pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch
Exceptionally clear webcam image showing the horse-shoe open crater and the active dome of Shiveluch
Exceptionally clear webcam image showing the horse-shoe open crater and the active dome of Shiveluch
A moderately sized pyroclastic flow as result of small collapse of part of the active lava dome occurred this afternoon (Kamchatka time), sending an ash plume to approx. 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude.
Attached is a time-lapse video on an exceptionally clear day showing the eruption in the afternoon:
Previous news
Glowing avalanche at Shiveluch at night
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
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. ... [more]
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow on Shiveluch volcano on 3 Oct 2015
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. [more]
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]

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