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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: 21/1120Z

Wednesday Sep 21, 2016 12:15 PM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 21 Sep 2016
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 21 Sep 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 12:01 UTC, 21/09/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160921/1201Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/284
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 21/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5610 E16042 - N5547 E16132 - N5538 E16125 -
N5605 E16039 MOV SE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 21/1720Z SFC/FL200 N5539 E16202 - N5505 E16349 -
N5433 E16348 - N5459 E16234
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/2320Z SFC/FL190 N5446 E16319 - N5451 E16433 -

N5408 E16650 - N5339 E16552
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 22/0520Z SFC/FL170 N5351 E16520 - N5350 E16657 -

N5303 E17018 - N5251 E16854
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20160921/1800Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 20 Sep 2016
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 19 Sep 2016
Monday, Sep 19, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Sep 16, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Steam plume (with some ash) from Klyuchevskoy volcano this evening (morning in Kamchatka)
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
The effusive and mildly explosive eruption of the volcano continues with no significant changes over the past weeks. ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 15 Sep 2016
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [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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