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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)
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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

Mon, 11 May 2015, 10:39
Glow and ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano 9 May 2015 (KVERT webcam)
Mild strombolian activity and associated ash emissions continue from the summit crater of the volcano. ...more
Sun, 3 May 2015, 22:13
Steam and ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano today
Activity at the volcano, probably strombolian-type explosions from the summit vent, has increased during the past days. ...more
Tue, 14 Apr 2015, 11:32
Weak steam / ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano today
After less than two weeks pause, the volcano started to erupt again - mild strombolian explosions at the summit crater and small ash emissions. ...more
Tue, 7 Apr 2015, 15:13
KVERT lowered the volcano's alert level back to green yesterday - the most recent phase of mild activity appears to have ended.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 17:45
Mild activity (small explosions and light ash emissions) continues at the summit crater of the volcano ...more [read all]
Wed, 18 Mar 2015, 08:11
Degassing plume from Klyuchevskoy this morning (KVERT)
Mild activity is again occurring at the summit vent of the tall stratovolcano. Aviation color code is orange. ...more
Mon, 9 Mar 2015, 15:39
The explosive-effusive eruption of the volcano probably finished. ...more
Wed, 4 Mar 2015, 17:00
Strombolian activity and mild to moderate ash emissions continue at the summit crater with no significant changes over the past weeks.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015, 18:09
The strombolian-type activity from the summit crater of the volcano continues at moderate levels, with little changes over the past week. ...more [read all]
Mon, 16 Feb 2015, 09:35
A stronger phase in the ongoing eruption produced an ash plume that rose to 23,000 ft (7 km) last night (Tokyo VAAC).

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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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