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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 20170310/1040Z FL200 EXTD NE OBS VA DTG: 10/1100Z

Friday Mar 10, 2017 11:30 AM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 10 Mar 2017
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 10 Mar 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 11:25 UTC, 10/03/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170310/1125Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/42
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170310/1040Z FL200 EXTD NE
OBS VA DTG: 10/1100Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5604 E16038 - N5618 E16048 - N5617 E16052 -
N5603 E16039 MOV NE 40KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 10/1700Z SFC/FL190 N6035 E16406 - N5751 E16211 -
N5753 E16136 - N6041 E16328
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 10/2300Z SFC/FL190 N6641 E17118 - N6632 E17204 -

N6317 E16741 - N5942 E16259 - N5946 E16234 - N6330 E16658
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20170310/1500Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  9 Mar 2017
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Ash emission from Klyuchevskoy volcano last evening (KVERT webcam)
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
The activity of the volcano has again increased into a new eruptive phase. KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to orange. ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  1 Mar 2017
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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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