Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka): continuing lava dome growth, occasional avalanches & ash plumes
Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 10:5810:58 AM | BY: T
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.
Pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch yesterday evening (KVERT webcam)
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."
Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 10:57
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. read all
Mon, 9 May 2016, 22:39
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka) activity summary 21-29 April 2016: continuing dome growth and explosions
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. read all
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 06:37
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. read all
Sun, 6 Mar 2016, 16:01
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: ... read all