Klyuchevskoy Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 14/1120Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Thu, 14 May 2020, 12:15
12:15 PM | BY: VN
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 12:00 UTC, 14/05/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200514/1200Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/204
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 14/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5611 E16049 - N5505 E16107 - N5440 E16056 -
N5453 E16036 - N5609 E16034 MOV S 40KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/1720Z SFC/FL200 N5528 E16021 - N5111 E16217 -
N5132 E16039 - N5452 E16000 - N5542 E16009 - N5611 E16049
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 14/2320Z SFC/FL200 N4901 E16440 - N4907 E15952 -

N5427 E15805 - N5539 E15909 - N5610 E16050 - N5146 E16014
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20200514/1800Z=

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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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