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Shiveluch

 

an active volcano on Kamchatka. Shiveluch has an elevation of 3,283 m and is composed of andesites and basalts. A Pelée-type volcano, it discharges very hot clouds of gas and ash together with lava fragments. Eruptions have occurred in 1790, 1854,1879–83,1896–98,1905,1927–29,1944–50, and 1964. Up to an elevation of 750 m, the slopes of Shiveluch are covered with forests and thickets of dwarf stone pine; at higher elevations, meadows and lava-ash surfaces are found.

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The Shiveluch Volcano of Kamchatka has ejected a pylon of ash 11 kilometers above sea level, TASS reportedly referring to Russian vulcanologists.
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Rajab 10, 1433, May 31, 2012, SPA -- New ejections of volcanic ash to an elevation of 7,000 meters to 9,000 meters above sea level have been registered over the crater of Kamchatka's Shiveluch Volcano, the Kamchatka affiliation of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said on Thursday.
The 3,283-meter about (10,771-foot) Shiveluch volcano increased activity in May 2009 and has been periodically spewing ash from three to ten kilometers, according to Russia's (RIA Novosti) News Agency.
The Shiveluch volcano became visibly active on Thursday, officials said.
Vladivostok (Russia), April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): The Shiveluch volcano on Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula Thursday ejected an ash cloud to as high as nearly 11 km above the sea level, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Jumada II 5, 1433, Apr 26, 2012, SPA -- The Shiveluch volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula has spewed an ash column to a height of more than 10 kilometres.
Vladivostok, Dhu-AlQa'dah 18, 1432, Oct 16, 2011, SPA -- The Kamchatka Shiveluch volcano erupted the ash and gas at a height of 10,500 meters above the sea level on Sunday.