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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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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: occasional ash eruptions, growing lava dome

Monday Mar 12, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

Ash eruption of Sheveluch volcano on 10 March 2012 (photo: Yu. Demyanchuk)
Ash eruption of Sheveluch volcano on 10 March 2012 (photo: Yu. Demyanchuk)
An moderate vulcanian-type explosion occurred from Shiveluch volcano's slowly growing lava dome on 10 March and was photographed by KVERT staff member volcanologist Yu. Demyanchuk
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Previous news
Thursday, Mar 08, 2012
Seismic activity at Shiveluch was low during 23 February-2 March. Ground-based observers and satellite imagery indicated that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater formed during a 2010 eruption. ... [more]
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012
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. [more]
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]

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