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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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

Kliuchevskoi volcano (Kamchatka) activity update: strombolian activity in summit crater

Monday Oct 15, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Webcam image of Klyuchevskoi (KVERT)
Webcam image of Klyuchevskoi (KVERT)
New strombolian activity was reported by KVERT who writes:
"Seismic activity of the volcano began gradually to increase since June, 2012; episodes of volcanic tremor began to be registered from June 21 2012 till now. Satellite data shows a weak thermal anomaly over the volcano from September 01 2012 till now. The volcano was obscured by clouds on October 07-10. Strombolian activity of the volcano (in the terminal volcanic crater) was noted at night on October 14, 2012."
Previous news
Monday, Oct 15, 2012
On 14th October, the KVERT reported that small strombolian activity was observed in the volcano's crater. Visual observations were prevented on the previous days. ... [more]
Thermal anomalies at Klyuchevskoi volcano (center) and Bezymianny (below) (image: Peter Webley , s. link)
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
A thermal anomaly can be detected by satellite from the summit of the volcano, suggesting that minor activity is going on in the crater. [more]
Thursday, Oct 28, 2010
Kliuchevskoi remains highly active, producing spectacular strombolian activity and two lava flows from the summit. ... [more]
Saturday, Jun 26, 2010
Kliuchevsky volcano is showing regular strombolian activity, with jets of incandescent lava and ash clouds reaching several hundreds meters, as shown on recently published photos on the KVERT website. [more]
Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010
A strong eruption of Klyuchevsky volcano on 8 June 2010 produced an ash plume to ca. 7-8 km elevation. (Source: VAAC) [more]

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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