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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: 03/1720Z

Thursday Nov 03, 2016 18:15 PM |

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

FVFE01 at 18:00 UTC, 03/11/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161103/1800Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/452
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 03/1720Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N5606 E16039 - N5614 E16049 - N5617 E16202 -
N5601 E16200 - N5603 E16040 MOV E 15KT SFC/FL220 N5756 E16114 -
N5750 E16125 - N5733 E16123 - N5722 E16132 - N5645 E16128 - N5646
E16112 - N5716 E16115 - N5733 E16106 MOV N 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/2320Z SFC/FL220 N5539 E16354 - N5634 E16500 -
N5622 E16641 - N5556 E16720 - N5555 E16551 - N5525 E16500 SFC/FL230
N5814 E16145 - N5849 E16157 - N5713 E16435 - N5635 E16406
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 04/0520Z SFC/FL210 N5629 E16817 - N5556 E17122 -

N5511 E17247 - N5528 E16938 - N5455 E16751 SFC/FL220 N5941 E16147 -
N5844 E16524 - N5718 E16809 - N5734 E16618 - N5639 E16611
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 04/1120Z SFC/FL180 N5615 E17114 - N5353 E17809 -

N5441 E17226 - N5411 E16947 SFC/FL220 N6054 E16130 - N5649 E17206 -
N5718 E16844 - N5611 E16818 - N5746 E16528 - N5858 E16441
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20161104/0000Z=

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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