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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160818/1500Z FL140 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 18/1550Z

Thursday Aug 18, 2016 16:22 PM |

Newest satellite image of Shiveluch
Newest satellite image of Shiveluch
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 16:22 UTC, 18/08/16 from RJTD
DTG: 20160818/1622Z
PSN: N5639 E16122
ADVISORY NR: 2016/229
OBS VA DTG: 18/1550Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 N5644 E16119 - N5703 E16217 - N5634 E16217 -
N5636 E16122 MOV NE 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 18/2150Z SFC/FL150 N5816 E16451 - N5833 E16649 -
N5820 E16742 - N5748 E16725 - N5756 E16649 - N5732 E16432
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/0350Z SFC/FL150 N5915 E16800 - N5924 E17134 -

N5822 E17228 - N5849 E17044 - N5837 E16814 - N5812 E16658
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 19/0950Z SFC/FL150 N5914 E16954 - N6023 E17148 -

N5946 E17548 - N5834 E17700 - N5927 E17416 - N5934 E17144
NXT ADVISORY: 20160818/1800Z=

Previous news
KVERT webcam image showing the first pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch yesterday
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016
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. ... [more]
Small ash plume from an avalanche at Shiveluch volcano yesterday (KVERT webcam)
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. [more]
Pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch yesterday evening (KVERT webcam)
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. ... [more]
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]

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