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Klyuchevskaya Volcano Still Active

Posted by feww on March 11, 2010

Hidden Surprises at Kamchatka Peninsula?

Klyuchevskaya Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula underwent  explosive ash and lava eruptions earlier this month, including one on two days ago which ejected a plume of smoke and ash to a height of 6,000 meters. Image acquired March 10, 2010. Credit NASA (Instrument: Terra – ASTER). Click images to enlarge.

Earlier images of Klyuchevskaya Volcano

Lava and Snow on Klyuchevskaya Volcano. “According to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team, Klyuchevskaya Volcano has been displaying a range of volcanic activity over the past week, including gas-steam plumes reaching six kilometers (20,000 feet) above sea level, flowing lava, and Strombolian eruptions
reaching 300 meters (1,000 feet) above the summit, ” NASA reported. (date: Feb 13, 2010) Credit NASA.

Lava on Klyuchevskaya Volcano.
The dark streams in this satellite image are lava cascading down the southeast flank of Klyuchevskaya volcano. A thin plume of smoke and steam extends due west from the summit. Klyuchevskaya was active throughout most of 2009. (date: Dec 11, 2009) Credit NASA.

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