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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: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 06/0520Z

Wednesday Dec 06, 2017 06:15 AM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  6 Dec 2017
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 6 Dec 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 06:00 UTC, 06/12/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171206/0600Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/382
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 06/0520Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N5612 E16039 - N5611 E16101 - N5548 E16229 -
N5537 E16223 - N5601 E16102 - N5603 E16037 MOV SE 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/1120Z SFC/FL160 N5435 E16559 - N5422 E16601 -
N5439 E16223 - N5525 E16023 - N5538 E16027 - N5506 E16245 - N5502
E16408
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 06/1720Z SFC/FL150 N5347 E16816 - N5337 E16754 -

N5332 E16311 - N5450 E15941 - N5459 E15948 - N5410 E16227 - N5406
E16527
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 06/2320Z SFC/FL150 N5257 E16930 - N5250 E16814 -

N5249 E16513 - N5347 E16011 - N5413 E15928
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20171206/1200Z=

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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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