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Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
(4 out of 5)
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.
Klyuchevskoy volcano tours:Kamchatka - Land of Colors
(volcano expedition to Kamchatka)
Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
Klyuchevskoy volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 12/1120Z
Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 12:15
12:15 PM |
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 12 Jun 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVFE01 at 12:02 UTC, 12/06/17 from RJTD
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/169
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 12/1120Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL270 N5554 E16002 - N5605 E16023 - N5605 E16037 -
N5558 E16046 - N5550 E16006 MOV SW 15KT SFC/FL270 N5600 E16159 -
N5629 E16313 - N5548 E16259 - N5533 E16152 MOV NE 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 12/1720Z SFC/FL260 N5738 E16125 - N5523 E15843 -
N5515 E15737 - N5738 E16049 SFC/FL280 N5846 E16441 - N5735 E16253 -
N5538 E16005 - N5537 E15931 - N5918 E16408
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 12/2320Z SFC/FL260 N5958 E16014 - N5957 E16112 -
N5403 E15623 - N5420 E15536
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 13/0520Z SFC/FL260 N6202 E15939 - N5823 E15651 -
N5235 E15547 - N5229 E15430 - N5636 E15422 - N6141 E15820
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH.
NXT ADVISORY: 20170612/1800Z=
NASA photo of the eruption of Klyuchevsky volcano on 30 September, 1994, the volcano's largest explosion in 40 years. The large
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.
Source: Klyuchevsky information by the GVP (Smithsonian Institution)
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