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Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
(4 out of 5)
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.
Klyuchevskoy volcano tours:Kamchatka - Land of Colors
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Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Klyuchevsky volcano news & activity updates
Klyuchevskoy Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 24/1120Z to 18000 ft (5500 m)
Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 12:15
12:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 24 Nov 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 20 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVFE01 at 12:00 UTC, 24/11/20 from RJTD
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/336
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 24/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N5608 E16037 - N5623 E16115 - N5635 E16301 -
N5620 E16253 - N5614 E16120 - N5602 E16038 MOV E 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 24/1720Z SFC/FL190 N5739 E16718 - N5626 E16643 -
N5545 E16326 - N5559 E16032 - N5637 E16355
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 24/2320Z SFC/FL180 N5811 E17223 - N5620 E17146 -
N5531 E16733 - N5558 E16034 - N5647 E16305 - N5639 E16816
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: WESTERN PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20201124/1800Z=
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderately high 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
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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