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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, 29 Aug 2016, 15:01
The 3 lava flows on 24 July (nr 3 is the new one on the SW flank) (image: RAS webcam annotated by Culture Volcan)
The activity of the volcano, mainly effusive, remains intense. There are currently 3 active lava flows descending the steep stratovolcano: two parallel ones on the eastern-southeastern flank and a new one on the upper southwestern slope which has appeared about a week ago. ...more [read all]
Thu, 25 Aug 2016, 15:53
Glow from Klyuchevskoy's lava flow this evening
The effusive and sometimes mildly explosive eruption of the volcano continues with little changes. ...more
Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 07:17
Steam/ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
The eruption of the volcano continues with the effusion of a lava flow on the eastern flank and intermittent explosive activity at the summit. ...more
Wed, 10 Aug 2016, 11:34
Small steam puff from Klyuchevskoy volcano yesterday
The eruption of the volcano continues with little changes: although the volcano is in clouds most of the time, occasional satellite and webcam views allow to determine that the lava flow on the SE flank remains active and strombolian activity continues in the summit crater. ...more
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 16:23
Klyuchevskoi volcano this afternoon (l, morning in Kamchatka) and yesterday with ash emissions
The volcano continues to erupt a lava flow that descends on the eastern flank. It also sometimes (such as during much of yesterday) has phases of near-continuous explosions at the summit craters, generating ash plumes that rise up to approx. 1 km from the summit. Today, no significant ash emissions were observed.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 15:50
Pyroclastic flow on 17 July 2016
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues with little changes. The lava flow remains active on the upper eastern flank while explosive activity in the summit crater and associated ash emissions have been more intermittent. ...more
Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 11:05
Trio of volcanoes (from l to r: Bezymianny, Kamen and erupting Klyuchevskoy) today (RAS webcam)
The effusive-explosive eruption continues with no significant changes. The lava flow on the upper eastern flank remains well alimented while (strombolian) explosive activity has been low during the past days.
Thu, 7 Jul 2016, 17:08
Lava flow and glow from strombolian explosions at Klyuchevskoy volcano on 6 July 2016 (KVERT)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues. The active lava flow on the eastern slope remains well alimented and ash emissions from intense strombolian activity at the summit often generate smaller and moderately sized ash plumes that reach several hundred meters of height above the crater. ...more [read all]
Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 16:23
Steam and ash plumes from Kliuchevskoy volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
The effusive and mildly explosive eruption of the volcano continues with no significant changes. Regular strombolian explosions in the summit crater often produce small puffs of steam and ash that can be seen drifting from the volcano. ...more
Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 09:50
The two lava flows of Klyuchevskoy volcano seen on the latest Landsat 8 satellite image (USGS/Landsat 8)
The eruption of the volcano continues with little changes during the past weeks - there are now two active lava flows on the SE flank, both about 2 km long from the summit crater. ...more [read all]

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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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