Photo Friday: An Eruption at Sheveluch

On October 10 at 11:30 p.m., an explosion rocked the Kamchatka Peninsula in northeast Russia, where it is reported that Sheveluch, an active, glacier-covered volcano, has erupted. There are a number of glacier-covered volcanos in the region, but the Sheveluch is one of the largest volcanic structures in the Kamchatka. A plume of ashes rose to at least 8,000 meters and was reportedly spotted later 180 km to the north. Ash eruptions can negatively impact international flights, which routinely fly over the area. The Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team, KVERT, reports an activation color of orange, with the explosive-extrusive eruption of the volcano continuing and threats of “ash explosions up to 32,800-49,200 ft (10-15 km) a.s.l.” that could occur at any time.
KVERT reports explosions sent ash up to 10 km a.s.l. on October 10, 2017 (Source: KVERT).
A volcanic ash advisory for 11.10.2017/09h00 and 12.10.2017/06h02 (Source: VAAC Tokyo).


An ash plume from Sheveluch on October 12, 2012 (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).
Activity at Sheveluch captured by a NASA image on Sept 7, 2010 (Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center).
Sunrise on Sheveluch eruption in Kamchatka can be watched on HD satellite (Source: Meteologix/Twitter).