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Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°ECurrent status
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| ReportsKlyuchevskoy volcano videosKlyuchevskoy volcano books | ToursKlyuchevskoy 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 - ongoingTypical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive, strombolian and vulcanian activity, sometimes lava flows from fissure vents. At present in a phase of near-persistant activity.Last earthquakes nearby
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Klyuchevskoy volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 09/2320Z
Wednesday Jan 10, 2018 00:15 AM |
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 10 Jan 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVFE01 at 00:00 UTC, 10/01/18 from RJTD
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/31
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 09/2320Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5603 E16039 - N5611 E16042 - N5611 E16115 -
N5606 E16115 MOV E 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 10/0520Z SFC/FL180 N5550 E16314 - N5532 E16354 -
N5541 E16058 - N5616 E15851 - N5627 E15907 - N5552 E16144
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 10/1120Z SFC/FL180 N5517 E15909 - N5411 E16147 -
N5454 E15835 - N5616 E15651 - N5611 E15732
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 10/1720Z SFC/FL180 N5538 E15555 - N5432 E15651 -
N5314 E15732 - N5314 E15641 - N5355 E15546 - N5435 E15607 - N5527
NXT ADVISORY: 20180110/0600Z=
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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