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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: ongoing explosive activity, ash reaching 7-8 km altitude

Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Explosive activity at Shiveluch continued during 7-13 April. Ground-based observers and satellite imagery indicated that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater formed during a 2010 eruption.
Satellite imagery showed a weak thermal anomaly daily on the lava dome, and ash plumes that drifted 210 km SW and SE on 6, 8, and 11 April. Seismic data indicated that ash plumes potentially rose to an altitude of 7.7 km (25,000 ft) a.s.l. during 7-8 and 10-12 April, and to an altitude of 4.5 km (14,800 ft) a.s.l. on the other days. Observers confirmed that an ash plume rose to an altitude of 5 km (16,400 ft) a.s.l. on 8 April.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Previous news
Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 10:05
Explosive activity at Shiveluch continued during 29 March-6 April. A viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater formed during a 2010 eruption. ... read all
Thu, 5 Apr 2012, 10:05
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. ... read all
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 10:05
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. ... read all
Thu, 22 Mar 2012, 08:08
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. read all
Sat, 17 Mar 2012, 08:44
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. ... read all
 

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