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Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
Shiveluch volcano satellite image by (c) Google
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 20160916/0850Z FL120 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG: 16/0940Z

Friday Sep 16, 2016 10:30 AM |

Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 16 Sep 2016
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 16 Sep 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 10:16 UTC, 16/09/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160916/1015Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: SHEVELUCH 300270
PSN: N5639 E16122
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3283M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/243
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160916/0850Z FL120 EXTD NW
OBS VA DTG: 16/0940Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 N5651 E16114 - N5651 E16119 - N5643 E16117 -
N5643 E16111 MOV NW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 16/1540Z SFC/FL120 N5743 E15955 - N5736 E16043 -
N5727 E16032 - N5732 E15942
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/2140Z SFC/FL100 N5812 E15909 - N5806 E16002 -

N5739 E15853 - N5805 E15845
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20160916/1200Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 10 Sep 2016
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Newest satellite image of Shiveluch
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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