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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02511

These paired photos show Sheveluch volcano from the south before (top) and after (bottom) a major eruption in 1964. A brief, but powerful eruption on 12 November 1964 resulted in collapse of the south summit of Sheveluch (Crater Top), forming a 1.5 x 3 km open crater seen in the bottom photo. A large debris avalanche swept to the south, after which a Plinian eruption with an ash plume 10-15 km high produced pumice fall and pumiceous pyroclastic flow deposits. Photo courtesy of Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).

These paired photos show Sheveluch volcano from the south before (top) and after (bottom) a major eruption in 1964. A brief, but powerful eruption on 12 November 1964 resulted in collapse of the south summit of Sheveluch (Crater Top), forming a 1.5 x 3 km open crater seen in the bottom photo. A large debris avalanche swept to the south, after which a Plinian eruption with an ash plume 10-15 km high produced pumice fall and pumiceous pyroclastic flow deposits.

Photo courtesy of Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).

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Keywords: sector collapse | landslide scarp | debris avalanche


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