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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, Russia): continuing intense activity as lava dome grows to dangerous size

Friday Feb 08, 2019 12:05 PM | BY: T

Glowing avalanches from Shiveluch volcano (image: volkstat.ru)
Glowing avalanches from Shiveluch volcano (image: volkstat.ru)
The volcano remains in a very active phase: as new magma rises into the growing lava dome, the latter produces near-constant glowing avalanches and frequent small to moderate explosions.
The activity generates continuous tremor recorded by the instruments of the volcanological observatory. The height of the active dome has been estimated to be close to 600 m now. With increasing height, the risk of large-scale collapse and potentially very large pyroclastic flows increases by the day.
Such flows could reach run-out lengths of more than 10 km and reach the forested edge and beyond of the vast destruction field in the western sectors of the volcano produced by earlier flows.
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Previous news
Friday, Feb 08, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120 and is moving at 20 kts in NW direction. ... [more]
Thursday, Feb 07, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on  7 Feb 2019
Thursday, Feb 07, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on  6 Feb 2019
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 15 kts in SE direction. ... [more]

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