Klyuchevskoy Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20200513/2005Z FL200 EXTD S REPORTED OBS VA DTG: 13/2020Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Wed, 13 May 2020, 21:00
21:00 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 13 May 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 13 May 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 40 kts in S direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 20:56 UTC, 13/05/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200513/2055Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/201
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KVERT UHPP KBGS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 20200513/2005Z FL200 EXTD S REPORTED
OBS VA DTG: 13/2020Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5548 E16054 - N5544 E16047 - N5607 E16038 -
N5611 E16046 MOV S 40KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/0220Z SFC/FL170 N5401 E16053 - N5326 E16050 -
N5245 E16107 - N5209 E16144 - N5238 E16051 - N5335 E16026 - N5430
E16023
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 14/0820Z SFC/FL150 N5127 E15942 - N5052 E16011 -

N4956 E16207 - N5041 E15956 - N5127 E15915 - N5249 E16014 - N5218
E16019
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NEW VA OBS IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: 20200514/0000Z=

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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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