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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: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20161117/0350Z FL200 EXTD N OBS VA DTG: 17/0440Z

Thursday Nov 17, 2016 05:30 AM |

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

FVFE01 at 05:11 UTC, 17/11/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161117/0510Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/472
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20161117/0350Z FL200 EXTD N
OBS VA DTG: 17/0440Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5605 E16039 - N5615 E16036 - N5624 E16042 -
N5612 E16055 MOV N 20KT SFC/FL200 N5503 E15630 - N5430 E15644 -
N5429 E15816 - N5525 E15918 - N5523 E15826 - N5444 E15741 - N5447
E15701 - N5507 E15656 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 17/1040Z SFC/FL210 N5648 E16138 - N5713 E16220 -
N5658 E16235 - N5637 E16208 - N5604 E16156 - N5604 E16130 SFC/FL210
N5303 E15840 - N5507 E16143 - N5346 E16206 - N5249 E16115 - N5246
E15912
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/1640Z SFC/FL210 N5807 E16231 - N5751 E16350 -

N5552 E16355 SFC/FL210 N5526 E16359 - N5527 E16531 - N5403 E16704 -
N5228 E16531 - N5235 E16404 - N5334 E16449
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/2240Z SFC/FL220 N5842 E16256 - N5817 E16416 -

N5607 E16750 - N5714 E16503 SFC/FL210 N5642 E16722 - N5717 E16824 -
N5639 E17136 - N5337 E17206 - N5341 E17044 - N5533 E17022
RMK: NEW VA OBS SATELLITE IMAGERY.
NXT ADVISORY: 20161117/0900Z=

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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