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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
(volcano expedition to Kamchatka)
Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Klyuchevsky volcano news & activity updates
Klyuchevskoy Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA AT 20210113/0830Z FL220 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 13/0830Z to 22000 ft (6700 m)
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 09:15
09:15 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 30 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVFE01 at 09:03 UTC, 13/01/21 from RJTD
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/26
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA AT 20210113/0830Z FL220 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 13/0830Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N5605 E16037 - N5611 E16043 - N5609 E16212 -
N5601 E16159 - N5606 E16046 - N5603 E16039 MOV E 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 13/1430Z SFC/FL210 N5558 E16748 - N5546 E16750 -
N5549 E16414 - N5612 E16236 - N5629 E16354
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 13/2030Z SFC/FL210 N5602 E17242 - N5604 E16911 -
N5536 E16506 - N5603 E16407 - N5646 E16551 - N5629 E17115
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: SOME PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20210113/1200Z=
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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