1994 Eruption of Kliuchevskoi Volcano, Russia

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The 1994 eruption of Kliuchevskoi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

volcano number: 1000-26= (according to Volcanoes of the World, 1994 edition)

summit elevation: 4835 m

location: 56.057°N, 160.638°E

Kliuchevskoi volcano seen from its lower N slope on 30 September or 1 October 1994 (probably on the morning of the latter day). A large steam plume is rising from lava flows that interact vigorously with snow and glacier. The main plume from the summit activity is partially visible in the background. Photo by Nikolai Smelov, published in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine" of 28 December 1995.

The eruption of Kliuchevskoi in late September-early October 1994 has been widely dealt with on the WWW, and many of you probably know the amazing images taken by the Space Shuttle crew (if you don't, look at the URLs below). This is the only ground view of that notable event I have seen so far.

More info about the 1994 Kliuchevskoi eruption is available at

  • The MTU Volcanoes Page, with a selection of photos;
  • The press release image collection of the STS-68 Shuttle Mission. Go to BB's Volcano Homepage

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    Go to Vesuvio Decade Volcano Homepage

    Go to BB's Etna Homepage