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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

Klyuchevskoy volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 05/1130Z

Monday Sep 05, 2016 12:15 PM |

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

FVFE01 at 12:00 UTC, 05/09/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160905/1200Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/228
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 05/1130Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N5605 E16038 - N5637 E15922 - N5650 E15939 -
N5631 E16034 - N5620 E16042 MOV NW 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 05/1730Z SFC/FL220 N5642 E15648 - N5705 E15834 -
N5623 E15853 - N5623 E15633
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/2330Z SFC/FL200 N5651 E15626 - N5616 E15706 -

N5557 E15551 - N5509 E15451 - N5605 E15447
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 06/0530Z SFC/FL190 N5511 E15332 - N5646 E15529 -

N5541 E15520 - N5505 E15435 - N5349 E15451
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20160905/1800Z=

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]

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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