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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 (Kamchatka): eruption continues with lava flow

Thu, 8 Oct 2020, 07:40
07:40 AM | BY: MARTIN
Glow from Klyuchevskoy volcano on 7 October (image: KVERT)
Glow from Klyuchevskoy volcano on 7 October (image: KVERT)
Minor ash content from Klyuchevskoy volcano today (image: KVERT)
Minor ash content from Klyuchevskoy volcano today (image: KVERT)
Thermal anomaly at Klyuchevskoy volcano today (image: MIROVA)
Thermal anomaly at Klyuchevskoy volcano today (image: MIROVA)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged at moderate levels due to ongoing strombolian activity from the summit vent. Emissions of gas and steam plumes with minor ash content occurred.
The lava flow along the Apakhonchich chute on the southeast flank remains active.
Strong explosions occurred during 17:45-18:40 local time yesterday containing some amount of ash and extending about 200 km to the southeast of the volcano.
According to MIROVA Detection System a high thermal anomaly (491 MW) was detected in satellite images.
Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team volcano activity update 8 October 2020
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

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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