Dienstag, Mär 19, 2013
After some time with no new indications of continuing activity, KVERT lowered the alert status to green. The volcano has been showing low seismicity during the past weeks, after a phase of strombolian activity late 2012-earlier this year had ended. [mehr]
Sonntag, Mär 10, 2013
KVERT reports only weak seismicity and steaming/degassing. It seems that the phase of strombolian activity at the summit crater has ceased or only continues at very reduced intensity. [mehr]
Kliuchevskoi (Kliuchevsky, Klyuchevskaya) VulkanKliuchevskoi volcano (also spelled Kliuchevsky, Klyuchevskaya) is Kamchatka's highest and one of the world's most active volcanoes.
Kliuchevsky is located in a remote area of the Kamchatka peninsula. It has a large active crater with frequent strombolian and lava fountain eruptions.
Beschreibung:Since its origin about 6000 years ago, the beautifully symmetrical, 4835-m-high basaltic stratovolcano has produced frequent moderate-volume explosive and effusive eruptions without major periods of inactivity. Kliuchevskoi rises above a saddle NE of sharp-peaked Kamen volcano and lies SE of the broad Ushkovsky massif. More than 100 flank eruptions have occurred at Kliuchevskoi during the past roughly 3000 years, with most lateral craters and cones occurring along radial fissures between the unconfined NE-to-SE flanks of the conical volcano between 500 m and 3600 m elevation. The morphology of its 700-m-wide summit crater has been frequently modified by historical eruptions, which have been recorded since the late-17th century. Historical eruptions have originated primarily from the summit crater, but have also included numerous major explosive and effusive eruptions from flank craters.
Source: Klyuchevsky information by the GVP (Smithsonian Institution)