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Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

 (JPG) Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia (92 KB) ( 516 x 946 )
On the night of June 4, 2001 ASTER captured this thermal image of the erupting Shiveluch volcano. Located on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, Shiveluch rises to an altitude of 8028'. The active lava dome complex is seen as a bright (hot) area on the summit of the volcano. To the southwest, a second hot area is either a debris avalanche or hot ash deposit. Trailing to the west is a 25 km ash plume, seen as a cold cloud streaming from the summit. At least 60 large eruptions have occurred during the last 10,000 years; the largest historical eruptions were in 1854 and 1964. Because Kamchatka is located along the major aircraft routes between North America/Europe and the Far East, this area is constantly monitored for potential ash hazards to aircraft. The lower image is the same as the upper, except it has been color coded: red is hot, light greens to dark green are progressively colder, and gray/black are the coldest areas. The image is located at 56.7 degrees north latitude, 161.3 degrees east longitude.

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Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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