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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

Tolbachik volcano (Kamchatka) eruption update: eruption continues at full force

Tuesday Dec 18, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

The eruption Plosky Tolbachik continues with vigorous lava emission and strong tremor as during the beginning of the eruption.
Lava flows have now reached a reported length of 20 km. Below a youtube video from 16 Dec with spectacular footage of the eruption.
Previous news
Monday, Dec 17, 2012
The eruption continues with vigorous lava emission and the tremor signal has intensified, almost doubled its value compared to previous days KVERT reports. [more]
Tolbachik volcano yesterday (KVERT)
Friday, Dec 14, 2012
KVERT reports strong volcanic tremor at Plosky Tolbachik again today. Ash plumes were rising to approx. 10-13,000 ft (about 3-4 km) altitude. [more]
Hot spots (past 2 days) at Tolbachik volcano, showing the recent lava flow extension.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2012
The eruption continues with lava fountains at the lower vent and active lava flows. KVERT noted that tremor levels were fluctuating. This could suggest that the magma supply has become less steady and the eruption might be approaching an end. Ash plumes from the eruption still rose to up to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude today. [more]
Current webcam image of Tolbachik in eruption (12 Dec 2012)
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012
The eruption continues as webcam images show. An article from the Ria Novosti news agency said that according to Russian seismologists, Tolbachik has been erupting a record of 1,200 tonnes or about 400 cubic meters of basaltic lava per second. ... [more]
MODIS data showing the lava flow from the current eruption (Univ. Hawai'i)
Sunday, Dec 09, 2012
The eruption continues at decreased intensity. Seismic activity has decreased during the past days, but the lower of the eruptive vents continues to feed a lava flow that has reached more than 10 km length in the relatively flat area at the eastern foot of the volcano and spreads there. [more]

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