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Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka): strong explosive eruption on 5 May, ash rising to 8 km altitude

Sun, 6 May 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Webcam image of the eruption on 5 May (KVERT)
Webcam image of the eruption on 5 May (KVERT)
Dr. Olga Girina from KVERT reported a strong explosive eruption from Shiveluch on 5 May. The ash column rose to 8 km altitude and images of the webcam show strong incandescence at the base of the eruption column and even some lightning discharges. The eruption lasted about 15 minutes

Previous news

Thu, 3 May 2012, 09:11
Explosive activity at Shiveluch continued during 20-27 April. Ground-based observers and satellite imagery indicated that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater formed during a 2010 eruption and was accompanied by fumarolic activity. ... Read all
Wed, 2 May 2012, 06:00
KVERT reported that explosive activity at Shiveluch continued during 27 April-4 May. Ground-based observers and satellite imagery indicated that a viscous lava flow continued to effuse in the crater formed during a 2010 eruption and was accompanied by fumarolic activity. Seismic data and visual observations showed that ash plumes rose to altitudes of 4 and 5.4 km (13,200 and 17,800 ft) a.s.l. on 26 April and 1 May, respectively. ... Read all
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