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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: erupting (4 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 AT 20201019/0610Z FL170 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 19/0610Z to 17000 ft (5200 m)

Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 07:00
07:00 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 19 Oct 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 19 Oct 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 17000 ft (5200 m) altitude or flight level 170 and is moving at 35 kts in NE direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 06:43 UTC, 19/10/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201019/0643Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/297
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA AT 20201019/0610Z FL170 EXTD NE
OBS VA DTG: 19/0610Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N5605 E16037 - N5621 E16125 - N5607 E16121 -
N5601 E16038 MOV NE 35KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 19/1210Z SFC/FL170 N5852 E16609 - N5740 E16354 -
N5850 E16444 - N5905 E16547
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 19/1810Z SFC/FL180 N6139 E16942 - N6111 E16935 -

N6121 E16746 - N5957 E16705 - N5940 E16624 - N6117 E16640 - N6149
E16730
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: WESTERN PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20201019/1200Z=

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

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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