Strong explosive eruption at Shiveluch volcano yesterday (image: KVERT webcam)
The activity at the volcano remains elevated. Another very large explosion occurred yesterday morning at 10:14 local time (01:14 UTC) and generated an ash plume that rose to approx. 40,000 ft (12 km) altitude and drifted NE. ...more
The eruption also produced a moderately sized pyroclastic flow that descended the southern corridor, reaching about 3 km length. Video of the eruption:
Image from seconds after the start of the eruption suggesting that a vertical explosion occurred first (image: KVERT webcam)
The volcano has remained calmer since the large-scale explosion on 15 June, which had produced an ash plume that rose up to 12 km (39,000 ft) altitude and drifted more than 1000 km NE and SE, causing ash fall in Klyuchi (50 km SW), Maiskoe, Kozyrevsk (115 km SW), and Atlasovo (160 km SW). ...more
During 10-13 June explosions at the volcano had also produced ash plumes that rose as high as 8 km (26,200 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 1,500 km SE and NW. [less]
Active volcanoes in China: Did you know that there are at least 15 active volcanoes in China? The last eruption was from the Kunlun volcano in 1951.
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