Klyuchevskoy Volcano Erupts Explosively
Posted by feww on June 14, 2016
Klyuchevskoy ejects column of ash 6-8 kilometers a.s.l.
The latest eruption, detected Tuesday morning, saw the ash column rising 6-8 kilometers into the air. The plume stretched for 47 kilometers to the west of the volcano, Russia’s Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS (KVERT) reported.
- Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
- Current State: Ash plume extended 47 km to the west from the volcano.
- Danger Prognosis for Aviation: Explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,240 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
- Volcanic cloud height: 16400-19680 ft (5000-6000 m) AMSL Time and method of ash plume/cloud height determination: 20160613/2209Z – Video data
- Other volcanic cloud information: Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 29 mi (47 km)
- Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: W / azimuth 274 deg
- Time and method of ash plume/cloud determination: 20160613/2129Z – NOAA 18 (4m5)
The 4,750m volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula has been continuously active for the past five decades, with the number of tremors and ash eruptions notably rising recently.
Klyuchevskoy Volcano. Location 56°3’20″N, 160°38’31″E; Elevation 4,750m. View from F.Yu. Levinson-Lessing Kamchatkan Volcanological Station (Klyuchi village, 30 km to the north-north-east from the volcano). Click image to update. © Webcam of IVS FEB RAS [See Fair Use Notice.]
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