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Klyuchevskoy volcano
Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG: 05/2320Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Monday Jan 06, 2020 00:15 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVFE01 at 00:00 UTC, 06/01/20 from RJTD
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200106/0000Z
VAAC: TOKYO
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
AREA: RUSSIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/3
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KBGS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING
OBS VA DTG: 05/2320Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5606 E16039 - N5612 E16051 - N5604 E16139 -
N5559 E16138 - N5605 E16052 - N5603 E16039 MOV E 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 06/0520Z SFC/FL200 N5625 E16413 - N5605 E16332 -
N5602 E16039 - N5645 E16000 - N5659 E16028
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 06/1120Z SFC/FL200 N5618 E16726 - N5535 E16434 -

N5601 E16010 - N5731 E15950 - N5743 E16031 - N5629 E16258
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
RMK: SOME PART OF VA OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD.
NXT ADVISORY: 20200106/0600Z=

Previous news
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  5 Jan 2020
Sunday, Jan 05, 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 31 Dec 2019
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 30 Dec 2019
Monday, Dec 30, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 25 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 29 Dec 2019
Sunday, Dec 29, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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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