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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
Typical eruption style:
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: strong explosive activity, ash plume up to 7 km altitude, viscous lava flow in 2010 crater

Thursday Apr 05, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Explosive activity at Shiveluch continued during 23-30 March. A viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater formed during a 2010 eruption. During 25-26 and 28 March ash plumes rose to an altitude of 7 km (23,000 ft) a.s.l. Satellite imagery showed a weak thermal anomaly daily on the volcano and ash plumes that drifted 192 km E and SE during 25-28 March.
Previous news
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012
KVERT reported that explosive activity at Shiveluch continued during 16-23 March. Ground-based observers and satellite imagery indicated that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater formed during a 2010 eruption. During 15-21 March ash plumes rose to altitudes of 5-6 km (16,400-19,700 ft) a.s.l. Satellite imagery showed plumes drifting 194 km E and SE during 16-18 March and a weak thermal anomaly on the volcano during 16-18 and 20 March. [more]
Thursday, Mar 22, 2012
According to the latest activity report provided by USGS / GVP Smithsonian, the activity at Shiveluch has increased since 10 March and consisted of daily explosions that produced ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 3-5 km (10,000-16,400 ft) a.s.l. ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 17, 2012
Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka is erupting and generates a tall plume of ash reaching 17,000 ft (around 6.5 km altitude), the Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) reports. The ash cloud is drifting E to SE. [more]
Thursday, Mar 15, 2012
Seismic activity at Shiveluch was low during 2-9 March. Ground-based observers and satellite imagery indicated that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater formed during a 2010 eruption. Moderate fumarolic activity at the lava dome was observed during 2 and 5-8 March; cloud cover prevented observations on the other days. Satellite imagery showed a weak thermal anomaly over the lava dome during 3, 5, and 7-8 March. ... [more]
Ash eruption of Sheveluch volcano on 10 March 2012 (photo: Yu. Demyanchuk)
Monday, Mar 12, 2012
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 [more]

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