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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: 02/1120Z

Sunday Apr 02, 2017 12:15 PM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  2 Apr 2017
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 2 Apr 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 12:00 UTC, 02/04/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170402/1200Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/70
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KVERT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 02/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL250 N5604 E16045 - N5740 E16055 - N5909 E15747 -
N6025 E16539 - N6110 E16511 - N5958 E15733 - N5830 E15421 - N5804
E15858 - N5718 E16024 - N5607 E16038 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/1720Z SFC/FL250 N6135 E16722 - N6041 E16650 -
N5939 E15909 - N5804 E16000 - N5626 E15409 - N5807 E15300 - N6106
E15946
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 02/2320Z SFC/FL250 N6056 E16923 - N6039 E16201 -

N5640 E15616 - N5404 E15649 - N5403 E15438 - N5732 E15244 - N6133
E15930 - N6212 E16740
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/0520Z SFC/FL260 N6257 E16845 - N6115 E17118 -

N6144 E16444 - N5614 E15644 - N5316 E16043 - N5404 E15501 - N5714
E15242 - N6212 E16042
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE LOW. NORTHEASTERN PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET
CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20170402/1800Z=

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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