A growth of the lava dome continues, moderate ash explosions, hot avalanches, fumarole activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompanies this process. Satellite data by KVERT showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano, ash plume drifted about 38 km south-east of the volcano.
A hot avalanche collapsed from eastern flank of the lava dome, and ash rise up to 3.5-4.0 km a.s.l. An ash plume drift to ESE of the volcano.
Explosive-extrusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 32,800 ft (10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 9 mi (15 km)
Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: ESE
December 16, 2015. Sheveluch, Kamchatka :
56.64 N, 161.32 E
Elevation 10768 ft (3283 m)
the dome elevation ~8200 ft (2500 m)
Aviation Color Code is ORANGE
Source : Kvert
Photo : Yu. Demyanchuk, IVS FEB RAS, KVERT