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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Shiveluch is one of the largest and most active volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Five Volcanoes Erupting at Once
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Five Volcanoes Erupting at Once

Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula may be the fieriest place on Earth.

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New Lava Dome Grows on Shiveluch
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New Lava Dome Grows on Shiveluch

The summit of an active volcano is one of the most dynamic places on Earth, with changes apparent from one week to the next.

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Kinked Ash Plume above Shiveluch Volcano
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Kinked Ash Plume above Shiveluch Volcano

An ash plume from Shiveluch Volcano cast a dark shadow on the snow-covered Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Smoldering Shiveluch
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Smoldering Shiveluch

Volcanic vapors above the Russian peak’s lava dome indicate continuing growth.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Quiet winds on an early spring day allowed a plume of gas and ash to hover above Shiveluch Volcano.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Ash and debris continue to change the look of Shiveluch Volcano.

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Activity at Shiveluch
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Activity at Shiveluch

The volcano’s growing lava dome emitted a plume and sent hot lava fragments tumbling down the mountainside.

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Ash Plume from Shiveluch
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Ash Plume from Shiveluch

Acquired a little less than two hours apart, these images show a volcano before and after it spewed an ash plume on October 6, 2012.

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Continuing Eruption of Shiveluch
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Continuing Eruption of Shiveluch

Brief bursts of activity leave streaks of ash on the snows surrounding a volcano on Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Dark volcanic debris mars the otherwise pristine lower flanks of Shiveluch Volcano, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Shiveluch’s growing lava dome.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Slow growth of a lava dome characterizes the current eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

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A New Perspective on Shiveluch Volcano
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A New Perspective on Shiveluch Volcano

Satellites provide a new perspective on the ongoing eruption of Shiveluch Volcano.

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Growth of Shiveluch Volcano
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Growth of Shiveluch Volcano

Fresh debris avalanches and a growing lava dome on Mount Shiveluch illustrate some of the processes that build stratovolcanoes.

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A Kamchatkan Autumn
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A Kamchatkan Autumn

Autumn provides a colorful backdrop for the erupting Sheveluch volcano in this remarkably cloud-free view of Kamchatka taken on October 16.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Ash plumes stream from Shiveluch and Bezymianny Volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Pyroclastic Flow Remnants at Shiveluch Volcano
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Pyroclastic Flow Remnants at Shiveluch Volcano

This satellite image shows the remnants of a large pyroclastic flow on the slopes of Shiveluch Volcano.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

This thermal infrared image reveals a hot avalanche of volcanic debris sliding down the southern slope of Russia’s Shiveluch volcano on January 25, 2011.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s EO-1 satellite acquired this image of Shiveluch Volcano venting gas and ash on September 7, 2010.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

An ash-rich volcanic plume rises above the snowy slopes of Shiveluch Volcano.

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Volcanic Plume over Shiveluch Volcano
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Volcanic Plume over Shiveluch Volcano

Acquired February 13, 2010, this image shows a plume rising from Shiveluch Volcano and dark flows streaking the southern slopes.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Acquired December 18, 2009, this true-color image shows Shiveluch Volcano illuminated by low-angled sunlight. A white plume, probably containing water vapor, rises from the summit.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Acquired October 24, 2009, this false-color image shows volcanic ash stains on the snowy slopes of Shiveluch Volcano.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

A thin plume of ash and/or steam streamed from Shiveluch Volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula on October 3, 2009.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Shiveluch Volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula of eastern Russia released a plume in early August 2009. Acquired on August 3, 2009, this true-color image shows a gray-beige plume blowing away from the summit and over the Bering Sea.

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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
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Activity at Shiveluch Volcano

Based on thermal infrared observations, this false-color image shows a small, hot lava flow from Shiveluch on July 21, 2009.

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Plume from Shiveluch Volcano
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Plume from Shiveluch Volcano

This true-color image shows an almost perfectly circular plume from Shiveluch Volcano poking above a cloudbank on June 29, 2009.

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Plume from Shiveluch Volcano
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Plume from Shiveluch Volcano

This image shows a steam plume rising from the ash-stained Shiveluch Volcano on May 10, 2009.

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