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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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Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): continuing activity, frequent small glowing avalanches

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 01:03 AM | BY: T

Shiveluch's lava dome with small glowing rockfalls during the evening of 17 Mar 2019 (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Shiveluch's lava dome with small glowing rockfalls during the evening of 17 Mar 2019 (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
The activity at the volcano has been a bit lower during the past days, although overall similar to the past weeks. The lava dome continues to grow steadily.
During the past nights, we observed frequent, but mostly small glowing avalanches from the active dome as well as small ash emissions and intense steaming. The upper third of the dome, now over 800 m high, seems to be active with many incandescent spots visible.
No larger events (pyroclastic flows traveling beyond the base of the cone or explosions with significant ash emissions) have been observed since our arrival on 16 Mar. According to the volcano observatory, internal activity remains elevated, and the risk of a major dome collapse continues to increase.
Previous news
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 17 Mar 2019
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 16, 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 15 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Saturday, Mar 16, 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 E direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 16 Mar 2019
Saturday, Mar 16, 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 E direction. ... [more]
Friday, Mar 15, 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 SE direction. ... [more]

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