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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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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
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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): continuing lava dome growth, occasional avalanches & ash plumes

Wednesday Jul 13, 2016 10:58 AM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch yesterday evening (KVERT webcam)
Pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch yesterday evening (KVERT webcam)
The volcano's activity has been comparably low recently, but continues as viscous lava rises and accumulates at the active lava dome. A small collapse occurred yesterday evening, triggering a pyroclastic flow on the SW flank of the dome and producing an ash plume that rose to approx. 3.5 km above sea level.
KVERT warns that "ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft."
Previous news
Small pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch volcano yesterday morning (KVERT webcam)
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
The lava dome remains active and continues to grow slowly although activity is currently rather towards the lower end of the volcano's long-term average. ... [more]
Monday, May 09, 2016
KVERT reported that during 21-29 April lava-dome extrusion onto Sheveluch's N flank was accompanied by strong fumarolic activity, dome incandescence, ash explosions, and hot avalanches. ... [more]
Ash plume from Shiveluch volcano last evening
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
The extrusive-explosive activity of the volcano continues at moderate rate. Glowing avalanches from the active lava dome and strong degassing indicate ongoing magma supply. Occasionally, explosions and larger avalanches that turn into pyroclastic flows occur as well and generate ash plumes that rise several 1000 meters. ... [more]
Small pyroclatic flow at Shiveluch this morning (KVERT webcam)
Sunday, Mar 06, 2016
The lava dome continues to be very active, generating frequent rockfalls and small glowing avalanches on the SW side as well as, more rarely, on the SE side as can be seen on today's time-lapse video: ... [more]
Incandescent rockfalls from Shiveluch last night
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
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. ... [more]

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