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Plumes from Shiveluch and Klyuchevskaya Volcanoes

Plumes from Shiveluch and Klyuchevskaya Volcanoes

Shiveluch and Klyuchevskaya volcanoes continue their long-running eruptions. In this natural-color satellite image, a thin volcanic plume stretches from Shiveluch’s active lava dome over the Kamchatskiy Zaliv (Gulf of Kamchatka). A wider but more diffuse (and harder to see) plume extends southeast from Klyuchevskaya. The pale dot above Klyuchevskaya is likely an ash or ash-and-steam cloud. Recent photographs of Shiveluch and Klyuchevskaya are published by the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT). This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard Terra.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Robert Simmon.

References & Resources

  • Global Volcanism Program. (2010). Kliuchevskoi. Accessed September 30, 2010.
  • Global Volcanism Program. (2010). Shiveluch. Accessed September 30, 2010.
  • Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team. (2010, September 23). KVERT Information Releases. Accessed September 30, 2010.