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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: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170422/1200Z FL190 EXTD SW OBS VA DTG: 22/1240Z

Saturday Apr 22, 2017 13:15 PM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 22 Apr 2017
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 22 Apr 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 13:11 UTC, 22/04/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170422/1311Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/80
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170422/1200Z FL190 EXTD SW
OBS VA DTG: 22/1240Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N5606 E16037 - N5552 E16011 - N5546 E16015 -
N5602 E16038 MOV SW 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/1840Z SFC/FL170 N5421 E15852 - N5332 E15802 -
N5337 E15725 - N5440 E15844
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 23/0040Z SFC/FL160 N5303 E15805 - N5230 E15807 -

N5127 E15604 - N5146 E15538 - N5228 E15723
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 23/0640Z SFC/FL160 N5217 E15746 - N5015 E15738 -

N4929 E15524 - N4949 E15437 - N5030 E15707
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH.
NXT ADVISORY: 20170422/1800Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  4 Apr 2017
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  3 Apr 2017
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Ash plume from Klyuchevskoy volcano on 31 March 2017 (image: IVS/KVERT webcam)
Sunday, Apr 02, 2017
The activity of the volcano has increased during the past days, with explosive activity at the summit producing intermittent, but relatively intense steam and ash plumes. ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  2 Apr 2017
Sunday, Apr 02, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Apr 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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