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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): strong eruption, ash plume to 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude

Tuesday Dec 05, 2017 09:55 AM | BY: T

Eruption at Sheveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
Eruption at Sheveluch volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
Dust from the eruption on a satellite image several hours after
Dust from the eruption on a satellite image several hours after
Heat signal from Shiveluch (MIROVA)
Heat signal from Shiveluch (MIROVA)
A strong eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday morning around 9am local time (9pm last night GMT). An explosion and/or partial collapse at the active lava dome produced an eruption column that quickly rose to estimated 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude and drifted both NE and SE before dissipating over the North Pacific Ocean.
In addition, some small pyroclastic flows were generated that traveled approx. 1-2 km down the southwestern sector, followed by secondary mud flows (caused by melt-water) that reached up to about 3 km distance.
The eruption was preceded by near-constant steaming and moderate ash venting from the dome during the hours before which had started during the night. However overall, the event came after a long period of relative calm at the volcano. The activity at Shiveluch has been decreasing over the past months as heat emission data captured by satellites clearly show (as well as reduced frequency of larger explosions). Whether the eruption is a sign that activity might be on the rise again or just a temporary increase triggered by slowly accumulated over-pressure inside the upper conduit and lava dome remains open.
Previous news
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on  4 Dec 2017
Monday, Dec 04, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
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Thursday, Nov 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on  8 Nov 2017
Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on  7 Nov 2017
Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017
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