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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) 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.

Klyuchevskoy volcano tours:
Kamchatka - Land of Colors (volcano expedition to Kamchatka)
Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA

Kliuchevskoi volcano (Kamchatka) activity update

Wed, 20 Apr 2016, 15:20
15:20 PM | BY: T
Strombolian activity at Klyuchevskoy volcano on 16 April (image: Yury Demyanchuk)
Strombolian activity at Klyuchevskoy volcano on 16 April (image: Yury Demyanchuk)
The volcano continues to be in mild to moderate strombolian activity.

Previous news

Thu, 7 Apr 2016, 11:05
Steam plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano yesterday morning
According to KVERT new phase of (so far) mild strombolian activity seems to have started at the volcano on around 4 April. read all
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. read all
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. read all
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. read all
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. ... read all

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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