Shiveluch

Shiveluch is an active stratovolcano and one of the largest volcanoes in Kamchatka. The 3,283m high volcano has a history of violent eruptions. Catastrophic eruptions occurred in 1854 and 1956, when a big part of the lava dome collapsed.

Location: Kamchatka, Russia
Coordinates: 56.654233, 161.361810
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

 

Shiveluch's location

Shiveluch Volcano News:

 

2020: Shiveluch continues to erupt with the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo issuing multiple ash advisories (to 7000m)

 


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Shiveluch's Eruptive History

1980's After almost two decades of low activity, Shiveluch erupts in March 1980. On January 13, 1987 a strong phreatomagmatic eruption occurred, producing a large ash column.
1990's A period of regular activity and significant eruptive activity - producing ash columns to 20km
2001 Eruption to 8km. Pyroclastic flows and growing lava dome.
2003 Ongoing ash eruptions, lava dome growth and multiple thermal anomalies recorded.
2005 Eruption created a very large pyroclastic flow.
2017 Incandescent rockfalls and large eruptions continue.
2018 Ash explosions, multiple thermal anomalies.
2019 Frequent ash explosions. Lava dome growth continues.
2020 Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m)

 


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Images of Shiveluch Volcano

 

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