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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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Sheveluch volcano (Kamchatka): intense activity

Friday Jan 04, 2019 16:08 PM | BY: T

Pyroclastic flow at Sheveluch yesterday (this morning GMT) (KVERT webcam)
Pyroclastic flow at Sheveluch yesterday (this morning GMT) (KVERT webcam)
Glowing lava dome this evening (/KVERT webcam)
Glowing lava dome this evening (/KVERT webcam)
Hot spots at Sheveluch indicating the presence of hot deposits (image MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Hot spots at Sheveluch indicating the presence of hot deposits (image MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
It seems a new surge of fresh magma is currently arriving at the lava dome, prompting a phase of rapid growth. Several glowing lobes can be seen on the webcam during night time.
Ash emissions by explosions and rockfalls, triggering small to moderate pyroclastic flows accompany this activity. Ash plumes rising to approx. 18,000 ft (5.5 km) have been near continuous, and explosions sending ash to the tropopause in approx. 10-12 km altitude such as the last one on 30 Dec are also no rarity and could occur again any time.
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