Shiveluch volcano news and updates
Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): continuing intense activity, frequent glowing avalanches
Tuesday Mar 05, 2019 07:21 AM | BY: T
Large glowing avalanche from Shiveluch on 4 March 2019 (image: David H. via KVERT webcam)
The activity at the volcano remains elevated with no significant changes during the past weeks. Rate of effusion of viscous (sticky) lava into the growing dome must be high.
View of Shiveluch this morning with dark traces left by pyroclastic flows extending into the devastation zone to the S and SE (image: KVERT webcam)
During night-time, even on webcams, sometimes large glowing avalanches can be seen. David H., avid follower of this activity and reader of our site, reported:
Watching Shiveluch I noticed just before sunrise, an extremely large lava avalanche had formed flowing down the lava dome face. Now there have been large ones but not like this one. It was huge. A short video can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZr9PPDNN9A. I sure would enjoy going on the upcoming trip to Shiveluch.
On day-time images as the one from this morning (evening in Kamchatka), you can see the traces left by hot avalanches (pyroclastic flows) darkening the snow with their traces extending up to approx. 4 km in both south and southeast directions from the dome.
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Monday, Mar 04, 2019
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Thursday, Feb 28, 2019
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Thursday, Feb 28, 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 15 kts in E direction. ... [more]