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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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Sheveluch volcano (Kamchatka): continuing activity

Sunday Dec 30, 2018 17:11 PM | BY: T

Glow visible from Sheveluch volcano this evening (KVERT webcam)
Glow visible from Sheveluch volcano this evening (KVERT webcam)
The eruptive activity of the volcano continues; glow is visible on the webcam and suggests that indeed lava dome growth has resumed.
Satellite data show the ash plume from this morning's larger eruption is still at 5-6 km altitude a.s.l. continues to drift for about 245 km to the south-west and later west from the volcano.
On NASA's Acqua satellite image from earlier today, a beautiful shadow of the eruption plume can be seen over the snow-clad landscape of Central Kamchatka (see previous news).
KVERT lowered the aviation color code to ORANGE, but warns that "ash explosions up to 32,800-49,200 ft (10-15 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft."
Previous news
This morning's explosion at Shiveluch volcano seen on the KVERT webcam
Sunday, Dec 30, 2018
A powerful, brief explosion has sent ash possibly up to 40,000ft (12km), prompting KVERT to raise the Aviation Colour Code to Red. Activity has recently returned to a moderate level following a hiatus for most of the year. Explosions like this are typical for Sheveluch- many have happened in the past 25 years as dome-building continues. [more]

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