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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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Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
 

Klyuchevsky volcano news & activity updates

Klyuchevskoy volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20161231/0920Z FL200 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 31/1030Z

Saturday Dec 31, 2016 11:30 AM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 31 Dec 2016
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 31 Dec 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 10:53 UTC, 31/12/16 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161231/1053Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/495
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20161231/0920Z FL200 EXTD NE
OBS VA DTG: 31/1030Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5605 E16035 - N5628 E16044 - N5618 E16056 -
N5600 E16043 MOV NE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 31/1630Z SFC/FL210 N5515 E16228 - N5506 E16210 -
N5535 E16106 - N5639 E16022
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 31/2230Z SFC/FL210 N5451 E16556 - N5442 E16447 -

N5507 E16213 - N5557 E16047
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 01/0430Z SFC/FL190 N5549 E17059 - N5509 E16830 -

N5519 E16811 - N5444 E16509 - N5445 E16348 - N5503 E16226
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20161231/1200Z=

Previous news
Klyuchevskoy with a small steam plume this morning
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
Minor activity continues at the volcano. During (rare) clear weather views, a steam plume sometimes containing some ash can be seen from the summit crater. [more]
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 25 Dec 2016
Sunday, Dec 25, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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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