Monday 18 July 2016

Eruption on Mount Klyuchevskoi.

The Kamtchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team reported an explosive eruption on Mount Klyuchevskoi slightly before 9.45 am local time on Monday 18 July 2016 (slightly before 9.45 pm on Sunday 17 July 2016 GMT), with an ash column reaching 6 km above the summit of the volcano and  drifted about 30 km to the southeast.

 Ash cloud over Mount Klyuchevskoi on 18 July 2016. МЕТЕОВЕСТИ.

4750 m high Mount Klyuchevskoi is part of the Klyuchevskoi Volcano Group in the Ust-Kamchatka (East Kamchatka) District, along with mounts Bezymianny and Kamen. The Kamchatka Peninsula lies on the eastern edge of the Okhotsk Plate, close to its margin with the Pacific and North American Plates. The Pacific Plate is being subducted along the margin, and as it does so it passes under the southern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula, and as it does so is partially melted by the friction and the heat of the Earth's interior. Some of the melted material then rises through the overlying Okhotsk Plate as magma and fueling the volcanoes of southern Kamchatka.

 See also... on Mount Zhupanovsky.                  The Kamtchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team reported explosive eruptions on Mount Zhupanovsky on Friday 27 and Monday 30 November 2015, with ash columns reaching 6-7 km above the summit of the volcano and  drifted about 300 km to the east and southeast, as well as a pyroclastic flow (avalanche... dead and one missing after avalanche on Russian volcano.                                    Two people are known to have died and a third is missing after an avalanche on Mount Kamen on the Kamchatka Peninsula on... on Shivaluch produces a 10 km high ash column.                                                 Mount Shivluch, a 3.283 km high volcano on the eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, underwent a major eruption on Tuesday 27 May 2014, producing...
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