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Klyuchevskoy Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20200410/0850Z FL200 EXTD E REPORTED OBS VA DTG: 10/0850Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 09:30
09:30 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 10 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 10 Apr 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 09:18 UTC, 10/04/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200410/0918Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/102
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KVERT UHPP
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 20200410/0850Z FL200 EXTD E REPORTED
OBS VA DTG: 10/0850Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5605 E16038 - N5608 E16133 - N5601 E16131 -
N5601 E16038 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 10/1450Z SFC/FL200 N5558 E16423 - N5603 E16539 -
N5513 E16342 - N5511 E16206 - N5537 E16153 - N5530 E16309
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 10/2050Z SFC/FL190 N5651 E16955 - N5451 E16611 -

N5443 E16318 - N5511 E16251 - N5503 E16530 - N5634 E16823
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: EASTERN PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20200410/1200Z=

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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)



Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) 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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