Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Eruption on Shivaluch produces a 10 km high ash column.

Mount Shivluch, a 3.283 km high volcano on the eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, underwent a major eruption on Tuesday 27 May 2014, producing an ash column that rose 10 km above the summit of the mountain. Shivaluch is one of the Kamchatka Peninsula's most active volcanoes, and has been erupting more-or-less continuously for the past 10 years, though eruptions on this scale do not happen every day, the most recent having occurred on 10 May 2014.

Ash column above Mount Shivaluch on 27 May 2014. ITAR-TASS.

Shiveluch is the northernmost of 30 active volcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula, fueled by the subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the Okhotsk Plate, upon which the Kamchatka Peninsula is located. As the Pacific Plate sinks into the Earth it is partially melted by the heat and pressure of the planet's interior. Some of the melted material then rises through the overlying Okhotsk Plate, fueling the volcanoes of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

The approximate location of Mount Shivaluch. Google Maps.

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