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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 IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.

Sat, 7 Nov 2020, 12:00
12:00 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  7 Nov 2020
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 7 Nov 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 11:50 UTC, 07/11/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201107/1150Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/301
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
OBS VA DTG: 07/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL180 250/10KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: VA IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE DUE TO MET CLOUD OR HAS DISSIPATED. WE
WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA DETECTED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Thu, 5 Nov 2020, 08:46
The lava flow from Klyuchevskoy volcano on 3 November (image: @tonyveco/twitter)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels. ... read all
Tue, 3 Nov 2020, 06:54
The lava flow on the SE flank at Klyuchevskoy volcano visible from satellite (image: @Pierre_Markuse/twitter
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels. ... read all
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 08:35
Continuing lava flow and glowing steam from Klyuchevskoy volcano (image: KVERT)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels. ... 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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