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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
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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): glowing avalanches

Tuesday Mar 01, 2016 10:15 AM | BY: T

Incandescent rockfalls from Shiveluch last night
Incandescent rockfalls from Shiveluch last night
Small pyroclastic flow into the southwestern corridor of the active lava dome of Shiveluch
Small pyroclastic flow into the southwestern corridor of the active lava dome of Shiveluch
The extrusive activity from the active dome has increased again recently. Near constant small to moderate glowing avalanches can be seen on the SW sector of the lava dome.
Some of them produce pyroclastic flows that travel a few km distance and produce ash plumes that rise up to 17,000 ft (5.1 km) altitude.
Previous news
Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
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. ... [more]
Incandescent rockfalls from Shiveluch's active lava dome this evening
Friday, Jan 29, 2016
Activity at the volcano seems to be increasing again. Constant glow and incandescent rockfalls at the active lava dome are visible on webcam imagery. ... [more]
Small avalanche at Shiveluch volcano this morning generating a small ash plume
Friday, Dec 11, 2015
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. [more]
Small pyroclastic flow into the southwestern corridor of the active lava dome of Shiveluch
Monday, Nov 23, 2015
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. ... [more]
The pyroclastic flow (lower right) and ash plume from Shiveluch volcano yesterday morning
Friday, Oct 30, 2015
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. [more]

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