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Sheveluch Volcano
GVP Number 300270
IAVCEI Number 1000-27-
Location 56°38'10" N, 161°18'54" E
Last Eruption 2016
Elevation 3283 m
Location
The volcano is located on the crossing of the Kurile-Kamchatkan and Aleutian Arcs, at a distance of 50 km from Klyuchi and of 450 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Form and structure
Sheveluch is one of the biggest volcanic structures in Kamchatka. The volcano includes three main units: Stary Sheveluch, the old caldera and active apparatus Molodoy Sheveluch. The lava dome of Molodoy Sheveluch elevation is 2500 m.
Composition
Andesibasalts, andesites, dacites.
Age
~ 60,000 – 70,000
 
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Aviation color code
ORANGE
Last VONA/KVERT Releases
Hazard synopsis
Moderate potential hazards are caused by ash plumes, ash falls, pyroclastic flows, hot avalanches and lahars.

The volcano constitutes a potential hazard to international and local airlines at Kamchatka because its eruptive clouds can rise to a height of 3-20 km a.s.l. and extend for hundreds of kilometers from the volcano.

Ash falls possible at:

Klyuchi (50 km to the south-west from the volcano)
Ust’-Kamchatsk (90 km to the east-southeast from the volcano)
Ust’-Khairyuzovo (280 km to the west-northwest from the volcano)
Monitoring status
seismic, web video camera, satellite, visual
Eruptions
2016  
2013/12/3  
2010/10/27-2010/10/29  
2007/3/29  
2005/9/22  
2005/2/27-2005/2/28  
2004/5/9-2004/5/10  
2001/5/19-2001/5/22  
1993/4/21-1993/4/22  
1980/8-2016  
1964/11/12  
1944/11-1950/4  
1896  
1879/7-1883  
1854/2/18-1854  
1790-1810  


 
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