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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Shiveluch volcano
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) 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.

Shiveluch volcano tours:
Kamchatka - 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)

Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka): ash plume to 21,000 ft altitude reported

Thu, 25 Feb 2016, 08:15
08:15 AM | BY: T
Based on satellite data, Tokyo VAAC reported an eruption plume from the volcano that rose to estimated 21,000 ft (6.4 km) altitude yesterday evening and drifted NW.
The volcano overall has been a bit calmer recently. This and a similar report a few days ago indicate that activity continues, and produces occasional moderate-sized explosions and/or pyroclastic flows event from the active lava dome. In many cases, cloud cover prevents visual observation of the volcano from the webcam.

Previous news

Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 17:37
Incandescent rockfalls from Shiveluch's active lava dome this evening
Activity at the volcano seems to be increasing again. Constant glow and incandescent rockfalls at the active lava dome are visible on webcam imagery. read all
Fri, 11 Dec 2015, 16:36
Small avalanche at Shiveluch volcano this morning generating a small ash plume
The volcano continues to slowly extrude viscous lava at its dome, which sometimes results in smaller or larger avalanches as well as explosions, both producing ash plumes. Over the past weeks, this activity has been a bit lower than previously. ... read all
Mon, 23 Nov 2015, 12:05
Small pyroclastic flow into the southwestern corridor of the active lava dome of Shiveluch
The extrusive activity of viscous lava into the active dome continues with little significant change, but seems to have picked up a bit recently. Incandescent avalanches occur to both the southeast and southwest corridor. read all
Fri, 30 Oct 2015, 07:00
The pyroclastic flow (lower right) and ash plume from Shiveluch volcano yesterday morning
The volcano's activity seems to have picked up a bit compared to recent weeks. A partial collapse of the active dome generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled several km to the south, accompanied by an ash plume that rose to 4-4.5 km altitude and drifted east. ... read all
Fri, 23 Oct 2015, 07:01
View of the small pyroclastic flow at 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. ... read all

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