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Klyuchevskaya Sopka

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Matt Scott

on 15 October 2014

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Transcript of Klyuchevskaya Sopka

Geographical Location
Kamchatka Peninsula, Siberia, Russia
Plate Boundary
Subduction Boundary-
Volcano Information
Stratovolcano-Combination of a shield and cinder volcano, from from both felsic and mafic eruptions
Eruption History
Last eruption: 2013
Klyuchevskaya Sopka
Thank you!
By Matt Scott

Magma Information
Mafic-thin, runny, hot, low scilica, high Mg, forms dark colored rocks, forms shield volcano
Volcano Research
Highly active
Deaths and Delays
Ash clouds delayed air travel world wide
Coordinates: 56.0560° N, 160.6441° E
Bibliography
http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=9352471&fid=5506&c=russia
Closest City: Klyuchi, Russia
http://www.summitpost.org/klyuchevskaya-sopka/152797
Highly Volcanicly Active Area
Volcanic Chains Formed at Subduction Zones
Boundary where the older, denser plate, in pushed under the opposing plate
and
Felsic-thick "nacho cheese", slow moving, high in scilica, forms light colored rocks, forms cinder volcanos
Temperature drops in surrounding area
(Its Russia, could it really get any colder....)
Effects lasting several days
Only deaths, those climbing to the summit at time of eruption
Average Time of Highest Activity: Between February and November
Number of Eruptions 2010-2013: 72 eruptions
KVERT
K- Kamchatka
V- Volcanic
E- Eruptions
R- Response
T- Team
http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=300260
Most attempts to climb and gather further information fail due to eruptions and/or extream cold
Therefore, little up close information of the volcano is rare
KVERT Volcano Treat Code
Red-
Eruption imminent or underway with significant emission of ash
Orange-
Volcano experiencing sign of heightened activity
Yellow-
Volcano is exhibiting signs of possible eruption
Green-
Volcano is normal
Volcano Status: Active
Combined form Stratovolcanos
Elevation: 15,584 ft. (4,750 m)
Highest and most active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula
100 km (62.13 mi) from Bering Strait
(Most were minor eruptions but were recorded as eruptions)
Importance of KVERT
Report Eruptions
Gather eruption information
Evacuate surrounding areas (along with the police) in times of eruptions
Monitor volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula
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