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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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

Klyuchevskoy Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 07/1720Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Wed, 7 Oct 2020, 18:15
18:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  7 Oct 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 7 Oct 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 25 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 18:00 UTC, 07/10/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201007/1800Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/285
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 07/1720Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N5614 E16044 - N5526 E16307 - N5501 E16246 -
N5602 E16039 MOV SE 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 07/2320Z SFC/FL150 N5422 E16952 - N5325 E16933 -
N5447 E16226 - N5604 E16038
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 08/0520Z SFC/FL150 N5327 E17738 - N5238 E17647 -

N5348 E16316 - N5604 E16038 - N5431 E16540
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20201008/0000Z=

Previous news
Tue, 6 Oct 2020, 06:47
Incandescent avalanches from Klyuchevskoy volcano (image: @SherineFrance/twitter)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels. It seems that a new phase of effusive activity at the volcano will continue to be observed associated with strombolian activity. ... read all
Fri, 2 Oct 2020, 08:07
Glow at Klyuchevskoy volcano today (image: KVERT)
The activity of the volcano continues at moderately levels first time since 14 July as the effusive-explosive phase ceased. ... read all
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 08:30
Weak thermal anomaly visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
According to KVERT the phase of effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano that begun on 19 April, is over. ... read all

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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