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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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Klyuchevskoy volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160928/2330Z FL160 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 29/0000Z

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 00:45 AM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 29 Sep 2016
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 29 Sep 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 00:32 UTC, 29/09/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160929/0031Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/303
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160928/2330Z FL160 EXTD NE
OBS VA DTG: 29/0000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL160 N5609 E16035 - N5619 E16102 - N5619 E16122 -
N5609 E16122 - N5600 E16103 - N5602 E16038 MOV NE 25KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 29/0600Z SFC/FL160 N5958 E15903 - N6013 E15951 -
N5758 E16513 - N5705 E16523 - N5654 E16457 - N5743 E16419
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 29/1200Z SFC/FL170 N6047 E15638 - N6022 E16614 -

N6003 E16613 - N5943 E16355 - N6022 E15844 - N5903 E15359
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 29/1800Z SFC/FL180 N6145 E15752 - N6209 E16500 -

N6125 E16405 - N6118 E15951 - N5918 E15649 - N5803 E15927 - N5725
E15859 - N5852 E15516
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20160929/0600Z=

Previous news

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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