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Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°ECurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsKlyuchevskoy volcano videosKlyuchevskoy volcano books | ToursKlyuchevskoy 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 - ongoingTypical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, strombolian and vulcanian activity, sometimes lava flows from fissure vents. At present in a phase of near-persistant activity.Last earthquakes nearby
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Klyuchevsky volcano news & activity updates
Klyuchevskoy volcano (Kamchatka): continuing mixed (effusive - explosive) activity
Monday Jul 25, 2016 16:23 PM | BY: T
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.
Thursday, Jul 21, 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. ...
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
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.
Thursday, Jul 07, 2016
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. ...
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016
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. ...
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
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. ...
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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