A relatively large explosive eruption is currently in progress at Kamchatkan Shiveluch volcano. Following an eruption that started at 22:47 UTC yesterday, an ash plume rose to estimated 4.5 - 5 km (14 760-16 400 ft) altitude and drifted west.
The volcano continued to produce intense degassing and minor ash venting. Glow from the active lava dome was visible on night-time webcam images. (VD)
Latest VONA/KVERT Operative Report issued 02:34 UTC today:
Height of ash plume: 4.5 - 5 km (14 760-16 400 ft) a.s.l.
Time and method of ash plume height determination: 2014-01-21/01-19Z – NOAA 19 (4m5)
Distance of ash plume of the volcano: 137 mi (220 km)
Direction of ash plume or ash cloud drift from the volcano: West
Time and method of ash plume observation: 2014-01-21/01-19Z – NOAA 19 (4m5)
Eruption is continuing.
Remarks: Ash cloud 60 by 60 kilometers from Sheveluch plume on 22:47 UTC, January 20, 2014
VONA/KVERT Operative Report, January 21, 2014. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL: http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/van/index.php?n=2014/06.
Shiveluch volcano eruption with ash plume. Image taken January 21, 2014. Credit: NASA Terra /MODIS
Aviation color code is on Orange.
- Shiveluch images.
Featured image: NASA Terra /MODIS