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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) 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 (volcano expedition to Kamchatka)
Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA

Klyuchevsky volcano news & activity updates

Klyuchevskoy Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210104/2115Z FL220 EXTD N-NE REPORTED

Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 21:45
21:45 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  4 Jan 2021
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 4 Jan 2021
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 21:34 UTC, 04/01/21 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210104/2134Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/11
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KBGS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 20210104/2115Z FL220 EXTD N-NE REPORTED

OBS VA DTG: 04/2110Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL220 090/10KT

FCST VA CLD +6 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NOT AVBL
RMK: WE WILL ISSUE FURTHER ADVISORY IF VA IS DETECTED IN SATELLITE
IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

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Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 21:00
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Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 20:06
4.6 quake 4 Jan 3:44 pm (GMT -4)
Just 21 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Villa Yapacani, Ichilo, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Monday 4 January 2021 at 3:44 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface. ... read all
Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 18:24
4.0 quake 4 Jan 10:04 am (GMT -8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred only 7 minutes ago 7 miles northwest of Calipatria, California, United States, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... 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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