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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
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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) activity update: viscous small lava flow in the 2010 crater

Tuesday Feb 28, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

During 17-24 February low levels of seismic activity were detected. Satellite imagery showed a weak thermal anomaly. A viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the 2010 crater. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome.
Previous news
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012
KVERT reported that low levels of seismic activity were detected at Shiveluch during 10-17 February. Satellite imagery showed a weak thermal anomaly during 10-11 and 15-16 February. Ground-based observers noted that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater that was formed during a 2010 eruption. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome was observed on 14 February; clouds prevented observations on the other days of the week. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012
Low levels of seismic activity during 3-10 February. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. A viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the 2010 summit crater. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome and occasional hot avalanches observed all week. [more]
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012
A thermal anomaly is seen on satellite images on the lava dome. A viscous lava flow continued to descend from the crater and created glowing avalanches during 1-7 Feb. Weak ash explosions from the lava dome were reported from the SE flank on 26 January. [more]
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Ground-based observers noted that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater that was formed during a 2010 eruption. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome and occasional hot avalanches were observed during 25-26 January; clouds prevented observations on the other days of the week. Ash plumes rose to altitudes of 5-6 km (16,400-19,700 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 174 km NE on 23 January. [more]
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
KVERT reported that low levels of seismic activity were detected at Shiveluch during 6-13 January. Satellite imagery showed a daily thermal anomaly over the lava dome. Ground-based observers noted that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater that was formed during a 2010 eruption and hot avalanches from the lava flow were observed at night with a web camera. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome was observed all week except on 10 January. ... [more]

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