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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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: ERUPTION AT 20161225/2132Z FL220 EXTD NW REPORTED OBS VA DTG: 25/2140Z

Sunday Dec 25, 2016 22:00 PM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 25 Dec 2016
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 25 Dec 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 21:59 UTC, 25/12/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161225/2159Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/487
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KBGS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 20161225/2132Z FL220 EXTD NW REPORTED
OBS VA DTG: 25/2140Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N5611 E16038 - N5623 E16032 - N5625 E16043 -
N5613 E16042 MOV N 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 26/0340Z SFC/FL220 N5832 E15855 - N5632 E16044 -
N5631 E16005 - N5823 E15827
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 26/0940Z SFC/FL230 N5907 E15738 - N5630 E16023 -

N5638 E15922 - N5901 E15647 - N6010 E15629 - N6026 E15701
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20161226/0000Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 21 Dec 2016
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 20 Dec 2016
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Klyuchevskoy's steam plume this morning
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
According to KVERT, the recent effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano ceased in mid November. A small thermal anomaly persists from the summit area. ... [more]
Monday, Dec 19, 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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