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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.
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Klyuchevskoy volcano (Kamchatka): new eruption on northwestern flank
Sun, 21 Feb 2021, 10:55
10:55 AM | BY: T
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano with the new eruption site on the NW flank (image: Sentinel/KVERT)
A new eruption started at the volcano very recently, this time not from the summit vent, but a fissure at the northwestern flank at relatively low altitude of 2500-2700 m above sea level.
Since the end of the impressive lava flow from the summit crater, which had been active for several months, but ceased in early February this year, the volcano rested only about 2 weeks before starting its current new eruption.
Russian volcanologists reported that new cinder cones have been forming around the new flank vents. Lava flows at the surface can be seen on satellite imagery.
KVERT reported that the effusive-explosive phase
of the volcano, that started in October, stopped. 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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