Activity update on Shiveluch volcano

  The volcanic ash advisory center (VAAC) Tokyo issued a warning this morning for ash hazard up to FL270 (8.2 km) extending south-west which by now has dissipated. KVERT has the volcano on orange alert and estimated the height of the ash plume to 13120-16400 ft (4-5 km) above sea level. The plume was barely visible on todays Aqua/Modis…

Schaturday Schummary: Kamchatka.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/Kizimen_cropped_2_by_Don_Page_2010_12_10_03_14_UTC.jpg So, to kick us off: an apopolylogy, an announcement, an appeal and some articles from our very own Ukviggen: “Apologies if this has been mentioned (been away 🙂 ) but it seems that the end of the Tolbachik eruption was *tentatively* called on the 24th.” Webcam; if you want to check: http://www.emsd.ru/video/Tolbachik/img_1.jpg “Since my…

Shiveluch – the Bad Boy of Kamchatka: Part Two

For nearly a century after the 1854 eruption Shiveluch had been highly active, building cones that had eventually filled the ‘crater within a crater’ that had most likely been formed in the last major collapse event of 600 BP. But then, in 1950, activity came to a halt apart from steaming. For over a decade…

Shiveluch – the Bad Boy of Kamchatka

Every community has one. The ‘bad lad’ from the rough family on the wrong side of the tracks – never quite fits in with the crowd, always getting in trouble. Your folks warn you to keep away from people like that – too violent and unpredictable. As the years go by some grow out of…