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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: restless (2 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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Satelite Image by (c) Google & NASA
 

Klyuchevsky volcano news & activity updates

Klyuchevskoy volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170823/1500Z FL220 EXTD W OBS VA DTG: 23/1530Z

Wednesday Aug 23, 2017 16:00 PM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 23 Aug 2017
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 23 Aug 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 15:57 UTC, 23/08/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170823/1557Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/351
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20170823/1500Z FL220 EXTD W
OBS VA DTG: 23/1530Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N5618 E15921 - N5610 E16048 - N5558 E16044 -
N5604 E16036 - N5611 E15917 MOV W 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 23/2130Z SFC/FL230 N5619 E16005 - N5556 E16003 -
N5602 E15831 - N5654 E15628
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 24/0330Z SFC/FL230 N5623 E15922 - N5632 E15749 -

N5711 E15527 - N5829 E15331 - N5730 E15707
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 24/0930Z SFC/FL240 N5829 E15639 - N5655 E15823 -

N5634 E15753 - N5708 E15650 - N5855 E15231 - N6042 E15048 - N5943
E15253
RMK: SOME PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20170823/1800Z=

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Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 21 Aug 2017
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Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 20 Aug 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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