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Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsKlyuchevskoy volcano videosKlyuchevskoy volcano books | ToursKlyuchevskoy 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 - ongoingTypical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, strombolian and vulcanian activity, sometimes lava flows from fissure vents. At present in a phase of near-persistant activity.Last earthquakes nearby
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Klyuchevskoy Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 09/0520Z to 18000 ft (5500 m)
Fri, 9 Oct 2020, 06:15
06:15 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 9 Oct 2020
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 06:00 UTC, 09/10/20 from RJTD
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/292
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KVERT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 09/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N5610 E16040 - N5340 E16515 - N5322 E16417 -
N5423 E16309 - N5601 E16036 MOV SE 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/1120Z SFC/FL180 N5255 E16726 - N5107 E17031 -
N5118 E16804 - N5558 E16042
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1720Z SFC/FL180 N5047 E17152 - N4932 E17621 -
N4944 E17127 - N5113 E17000 - N5604 E16038 - N5530 E16321 - N5217
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NORTHERN PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20201009/1200Z=
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
NASA photo of the eruption of Klyuchevsky volcano on 30 September, 1994, the volcano's largest explosion in 40 years. The large
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.
Source: Klyuchevsky information by the GVP (Smithsonian Institution)
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