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Shield volcano 3682 m / 12,080 ft
Kamchatka, 55.83°N / 160.33°E
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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): weak eruptive activity continues
Monday Sep 02, 2013 16:55 PM | BY: T
Strombolian activity at Tolbachik on 30 Aug (photo: Volkstat.ru)
Although believed to have more or less stopped a week ago, it seems that weak eruptive has continued and regained some strength again now. Weak tremor has reappeared and incandescence could be seen again at the active vent at Tolbachinsky Dol at night. Tourists could observe strombolian activity and effusion of lava into the tube system on 30 August.
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
The eruption seems to be coming to an end. Seismic activity dropped from still moderately high levels (2.4 mcm/s) to very low (0.12 mcm/s) on 24 Aug, and the effusion of lava has stopped. No incandescence was spotted in the area of the vent during the past days. The Aviation Color Code was lowered to yellow.
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013
KVERT reports continuing lava effusion, but the slowly decreasing trend of tremor (2.1 mcm/s today) suggests that an end of the eruption is (slowly) approaching.
Thursday, Aug 08, 2013
Activity has remained stable during the past week. Lava continues to be erupted from the fissure vent on the south side of Tolbachik Dol, feeding two flow fields to the west and south.
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
KVERT reports no changes in the ongoing mainly effusive eruption; tremor has remained stable (3.3 mcm/s). ...
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013
There are no signs of the eruption ending soon. Although an overall weakly decreasing trend is visible over the past months, tremor levels reported by KVERT remained stable during the past week and lava continues to be erupted form the southern fissure, feeding a vast flow field mainly SE of the volcano.
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