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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: 08/1720Z to 18000 ft (5500 m)

Thu, 8 Oct 2020, 18:15
18:15 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 18000 ft (5500 m) altitude or flight level 180 and is moving at 30 kts in SE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 18:00 UTC, 08/10/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201008/1800Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/290
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 08/1720Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N5604 E16038 - N5610 E16047 - N5539 E16112 -
N5534 E16107 MOV SE 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 08/2320Z SFC/FL180 N5329 E16358 - N5303 E16342 -
N5338 E16229 - N5433 E16211 - N5604 E16038
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/0520Z SFC/FL180 N5205 E16723 - N5127 E16612 -

N5246 E16404 - N5341 E16400 - N5604 E16038
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20201009/0000Z=

Previous news
Thu, 8 Oct 2020, 07:40
Glow from Klyuchevskoy volcano on 7 October (image: KVERT)
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. ... read all
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

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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