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Stratovolcano 4835 m (15,863 ft)
Kamchatka, 56.06°N / 160.64°E
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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: ERUPTION AT 20200131/0038Z FL200 EXTD E-NE REPORTED to 20000 ft (6100 m)
Fri, 31 Jan 2020, 01:15
01:15 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 20 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVFE01 at 01:05 UTC, 31/01/20 from RJTD
VOLCANO: KLYUCHEVSKOY 300260
PSN: N5603 E16039
SUMMIT ELEV: 4754M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/24
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8 KVERT KBGS
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: NIL
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 20200131/0038Z FL200 EXTD E-NE REPORTED
OBS VA DTG: 31/0040Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N5608 E16039 - N5610 E16054 - N5558 E16126 -
N5554 E16113 - N5601 E16039 MOV E 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 31/0640Z SFC/FL190 N5522 E16606 - N5504 E16513 -
N5504 E16220 - N5522 E16309 - N5522 E16421 - N5536 E16510
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 31/1240Z SFC/FL180 N5525 E17054 - N5519 E17249 -
N5441 E16913 - N5413 E16253 - N5436 E16403 - N5448 E16724
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: NO VA EXP
NXT ADVISORY: 20200131/0600Z=
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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