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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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

Klyuchevskoy volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160904/1800Z FL220 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 04/1850Z

Sunday Sep 04, 2016 19:45 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 19:32 UTC, 04/09/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160904/1932Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/225
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160904/1800Z FL220 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 04/1850Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N5609 E16039 - N5620 E16052 - N5621 E16107 -
N5611 E16142 - N5600 E16135 - N5612 E16101 - N5604 E16041 MOV E 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/0050Z SFC/FL230 N5722 E16154 - N5627 E16324 -
N5612 E16322 - N5639 E16057 - N5706 E16105
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/0650Z SFC/FL230 N5819 E16036 - N5724 E16258 -

N5629 E16430 - N5711 E15958
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 05/1250Z SFC/FL230 N5809 E15745 - N5833 E15739 -

N5806 E15936 - N5757 E16139 - N5654 E16432 - N5645 E16151
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20160905/0000Z=

Previous news

Monday, Aug 29, 2016
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]
Glow from Klyuchevskoy's lava flow this evening
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
The effusive and sometimes mildly explosive eruption of the volcano continues with little changes. ... [more]
Steam/ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano this morning (KVERT webcam)
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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]
Small steam puff from Klyuchevskoy volcano yesterday
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
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]
Klyuchevskoi volcano this afternoon (l, morning in Kamchatka) and yesterday with ash emissions
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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. [more]

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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