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Tolbachik volcano
Shield volcano 3682 m / 12,080 ft
Kamchatka, 55.83°N / 160.33°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Tolbachik volcano eruptions:
2012-13, 1975-76, 1973-74, 1970, 1968-69, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1962-63, 1961-62, 1959-60, 1958, 1956-57, 1955, 1954, 1947, 1940-41, 1939, 1936-37, 1931-32, 1904, 1793, 1790, 1789, 1788, 1769, 1740, 1739, 1699, 1550 (?), 1050 (?), 1000 (?), 950 (?), 900 (?), 550 (?), 450 (?), 400 (?), 350 (?), 250 (?), 150 (?), 50 AD (?), 100 BC (?), 200 BC (?), 700 BC (?), 750 BC (?), 800 BC (?), 1650 BC (?), 1750 BC (?), 2050 BC (?), 4550 BC (?), 5450 BC (?), 5600 BC (?), 6050 BC (?), 7600 BC (?)
Typical eruption style:
effusive fissure eruptions
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Tolbachik volcano: eruption updates & news

Alert Level raised for Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka

Tuesday Nov 27, 2012 12:07 PM | BY: VOLCANOBULLETIN

In a special notice by the KVERT(Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team)on 27 November, the Alert Level was raised from GREEN to YELLOW. The volcano's last eruption was in 1975 with a large basaltic fissure eruption from its SSW flank dubbed 'the great Tolbachik fissure eruption'

Starting on the 7 November, several episodes of volcanic tremor were detected beneath Tolbachik's summit caldera.

The number of shallow volcanic earthquakes increased to 250 on November 26. According to data from seismic stations, a strong seismic event occurred at 5:52 (UTC) on November 27. The KVERT noted that magma intrusion may be already occurring. The Alert Level was raised from GREEN to YELLOW.

The KVERT have yet to detect any other signs of activity, such as strong gas and steam activity and thermal anomalies.
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