Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02517
Ash clouds rise in 1948 above a pyroclastic flow descending the flanks of a lava dome growing in the crater of Shiveluch volcano, seen here from the south. Explosive activity beginning in late 1944 became more frequent and powerful prior to the onset of dome growth in 1946. By the time dome growth ceased in 1949, the Suelich dome had a height of 500-600 m and a diameter of 1 km. Explosive eruptions continued intermittently until April 1950. This marked the last eruptive activity of Shiveluch prior to a catastrophic eruption in 1964.
From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft.
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