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Shiveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia): large eruption this morning, ash to 30,000 ft and pyroclastic flow

Wed, 2 Oct 2019, 06:51
06:51 AM | BY: T
Eruption column and pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch volcano this morning
Eruption column and pyroclastic flow at Shiveluch volcano this morning
A moderately large explosive eruption occurred on Shiveluch volcano earlier this morning, producing an ash plume that rose to 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude and a pyroclastic flow that traveled several km to the west from the active dome.
The eruption was likely a combination of explosion at the lava dome and a partial collapse of fresh material from the active part of the dome in its upper NE sector:

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019, 06:00
KVERT reported that during 29 September and 1-2 October video and satellite images recorded ash plumes from explosions at Sheveluch rising as high as 9 km (29,500 ft) a.s.l., and a notable pyroclastic flow traveled SE on 1 October. Ash plumes from the events drifted 1,400 km SE and E. On 6 October satellite images showed ash plumes rising to 10 km (32,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifting 430 km NE. ... Read all
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