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Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
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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
Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 11:05
During 7-14 December video footage and satellite imagery showed strombolian explosions at Kliuchevskoi, along with crater incandescence and gas-and-steam emissions.
Thu, 6 Dec 2012, 11:05
Video footage and satellite imagery showed strombolian explosions along with crater incandescence and gas-and-steam emissions.
Fri, 9 Nov 2012, 07:42
Weak strombolian activity probably continues within the summit crater. According to KVERT, weak seismicity was registered and incandescence above the crater was observed on video at night. Satellite data show a thermal anomaly over the volcano.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 09:09
Moderate seismicity, a visible weak steam plume and a thermal anomaly detectable on satellite data suggest that mild strombolian activity continues in the summit crater.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012, 10:05
Webcam image of Klyuchevskoi (KVERT)
New strombolian activity was reported by KVERT who writes: ...more
Mon, 15 Oct 2012, 09:15
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
Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 10:05
Thermal anomalies at Klyuchevskoi volcano (center) and Bezymianny (below) (image: Peter Webley , s. link)
A thermal anomaly can be detected by satellite from the summit of the volcano, suggesting that minor activity is going on in the crater.
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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