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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Stratovolcano 3283 m (10,771 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.65°N / 161.36°ECurrent status
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| ReportsShiveluch volcano videosShiveluch volcano books | ToursShiveluch 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-ongoingTypical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka): pyroclastic flow yesterday morning
Sunday Aug 14, 2016 18:16 PM | BY: T
KVERT webcam image showing the first pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch yesterday
The activity of the volcano remains essentially unchanged at currently low to moderate levels. The slow growth of the lava dome continues as viscous (sticky) lava accumulates in the dome. A (small) part of the inherently unstable dome collapsed yesterday morning and generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled down the SW valley between the dome and the remnants of the 1964 collapse scar, which forms a horse-show shaped wall around the dome.
The flow reached approx. 1500 m length and was 300-400 m wide. A second flow of similar size occurred immediately after. The resulting ash plume rose approx. 1 km.
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
The effusive and explosive activity at the volcano continue at currently relatively low levels. Occasional small avalanches occur from the active dome, but little or no glow can be seen on night-time webcam imagery, suggesting that the effusion rate is at the lower end at the moment.
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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