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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Klyuchevskoy volcano eruptions:
1697-98, 1720-21, 1727-31, 1737, 1740, 1762, 1767, 1770, 1772, 1785, 1787, 1788, 1789-90, 1791, 1807, 1812, 1813, 1819-22, 1829, 1840, 1848, 1852, 1853-54, 1865, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1890, 1896-97, 1890, 1896-97, 1898, 1904, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1935-36, 1937-39, 1944-1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960-63, 1963-64, 1965-1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1971-73, 1974, 1977-80, 1981, 1982, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1986, 1986-90, 1991, 1992, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2002-04, 2005 - ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, strombolian and vulcanian activity, sometimes lava flows from fissure vents. At present in a phase of near-persistant activity.
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Klyuchevsky volcano news & activity updates

Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 12:05
KVERT reported that a weak thermal anomaly over Klyuchevskoy was visible in satellite images during 26, 29, and 31 July, and 1 August. An ash emission was visible in webcam images on 1 August. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale).
Thu, 1 Aug 2019, 05:15
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 18 Jul 2019, 21:45
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 18 Jul 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18000 ft (5500 m) altitude or flight level 180 . ...more [read all]
Wed, 3 Jul 2019, 21:00
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 3 Jul 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 2 Jul 2019, 23:15
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 2 Jul 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 2 Jul 2019, 00:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Mon, 1 Jul 2019, 16:45
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 1 Jul 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18000 ft (5500 m) altitude or flight level 180 and is moving at 10 kts in NE direction. ...more [read all]
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 00:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 15:45
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 26 Jun 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 10 kts in NW direction. ...more [read all]
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 22:30
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]

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NASA photo of the eruption of Klyuchevsky volcano on 30 September, 1994, the volcano's largest explosion in 40 years. The large
NASA photo of the eruption of Klyuchevsky volcano on 30 September, 1994, the volcano's largest explosion in 40 years. The large

Background:

Kliuchevskoi is Kamchatka's highest and most active volcano.  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.


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Source: Klyuchevsky information by the GVP (Smithsonian Institution)



 

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