Friday, April 29, 2016

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Continuing Activity At The Kliuchevskoi Volcano In Kamchatka, Russia - Explosive Eruptions Results In Lava Flow On The Southeast Flank With Continuous Steam Plume!

Klyuchevskoi volcano early morning on April 28, 2016. Volcano Discovery

April 29, 2016 - KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA - As had been previously suggested, the volcano's most recent eruptive phase had become both effusive and explosive.

In addition to ash-generating strombolian explosions from the summit vent, a new, but short-lived lava flow appeared during April 23 or 24 and descended approximately 800 m on the south-eastern flank of the volcano (along the Apakhonchich ravine).

It seems that the lava flow remained active at least until Tuesday, the 26th of April, according to KVERT's daily reports and images from the local observatory, but seems to have stopped by now; glow is no longer visible on clear webcam imagery from yesterday and today.

A significant, continuous steam plume suggests that mild explosive activity continues.

- Volcano Discovery.

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