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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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 20171216/1110Z FL170 EXTD E OBS VA DTG: 16/1200Z

Saturday Dec 16, 2017 12:30 PM |

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 16 Dec 2017
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 16 Dec 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVFE01 at 12:25 UTC, 16/12/17 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171216/1225Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/394
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20171216/1110Z FL170 EXTD E
OBS VA DTG: 16/1200Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N5606 E16038 - N5620 E16048 - N5612 E16112 -
N5603 E16104 - N5610 E16051 - N5604 E16042 MOV E 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 16/1800Z SFC/FL180 N5750 E16144 - N5649 E16301 -
N5706 E16140 - N5649 E16103 - N5753 E16103
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/0000Z SFC/FL180 N5853 E16257 - N5745 E16519 -

N5749 E16324 - N5843 E16210 - N5824 E16110 - N5844 E16051 - N5943
E16311
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/0600Z SFC/FL170 N5950 E16530 - N5856 E16943 -

N5848 E16556 - N5901 E16214 - N6033 E16417 - N6104 E16603
RMK: NIL
NXT ADVISORY: 20171216/1800Z=

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Friday, Dec 08, 2017
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Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  7 Dec 2017
Thursday, Dec 07, 2017
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Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
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Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  6 Dec 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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