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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 20170809/2200Z FL180 EXTD S OBS VA DTG: 09/2240Z

Wednesday Aug 09, 2017 23:15 PM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  9 Aug 2017
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 9 Aug 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 23:07 UTC, 09/08/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170809/2307Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/299
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170809/2200Z FL180 EXTD S
OBS VA DTG: 09/2240Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL180 N5606 E16042 - N5546 E16035 - N5549 E16029 -
N5607 E16038 MOV S 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 10/0440Z SFC/FL160 N5526 E16018 - N5424 E15957 -
N5429 E15937 - N5514 E15951
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 10/1040Z SFC/FL150 N5446 E15922 - N5443 E15932 -

N5253 E15844 - N5257 E15826 - N5337 E15826
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 10/1640Z SFC/FL130 N5344 E15838 - N5120 E15713 -

N5122 E15656 - N5225 E15703
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20170810/0300Z=

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Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  8 Aug 2017
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Monday, Aug 07, 2017
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Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  7 Aug 2017
Monday, Aug 07, 2017
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Saturday, Aug 05, 2017
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Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  4 Aug 2017
Friday, Aug 04, 2017
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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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