VONA/KVERT Operative Report: Sheveluch volcano

Issued: 20150107/0507Z
Volcano: Sheveluch
 (CAVW #300270)

Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Source: KVERT
Notice Number: 2015/01

Volcano Location: 56.64 N, 161.32 E
Area: Kamchatka, Russia
Summit Elevation : 10768.24 ft (3283 m)

Height of ash plume : 19680-21320 ft (6-6.5 km) a.s.l.
Time and method of ash plume height determination: 20150107/0355Z – NOAA 19 (4m5)

Distance of ash plume of the volcano: 149 mi (240 km)
Direction of ash plume or ash cloud drift from the volcano: North-North-West
Time and method of ash plume observation: 20150107/0355Z – NOAA 19 (4m5)

Eruption is continuing

Remarcs: Drifting ash cloud 50x100 km

Contacts: Alexander G. Manevich, IVS FEB RAS
E-mail: mag@kscnet.ru
Tel.: +74152298441

Tel. Duty scientist: +79622825253

In Russia, KVERT, on behalf of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) FED RAS, is responsible for providing information on volcanic activity to international air navigation services for the airspace users.
KVERT scientists was available in the office from 8:30 AM till 6:00 PM (KST) 7 days in week and by phone during the evenings since 2005.
KVERT analyses daily satellite imagery (since 2002 till now); information from remote scientific observation stations; real-time seismic data for 11 Kamchatkan volcanoes (data from the Kamchatkan Branch of Geophysical Survey RAS); and other information to monitor activity at Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanoes.
KVERT web-page (the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FED RAS): http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/index_eng.php.


For formal scientific citation of this VONA/KVERT Operative Report, please use the following:
VONA/KVERT Operative Report, January 07, 2015. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/?n=.
Aviation Colour Codes


Volcano is in normal, non-eruptive state

   or, after a change from a higher level:

Volcanic activity considered to have ceased, and volcano reverted to its normal, non-eruptive state.


Volcano is experiencing signs of elevated unrest above known background levels.    

 or, after a change from higher level:

Volcanic activity has decreased significantly but continues to be closely monitored for possible renewed increase.


Volcano is exhibiting heightened unrest with increased likelihood of eruption.


Volcanic eruption is underway with no or minor ash emission.
[specify ash-plume height if possible]


Eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely.


Eruption is underway with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.
[specify ash-plume height if possible]