Volcano on Kamchatka Kizimen throws ash to a height of more than 4 km

Volcano on Kamchatka Kizimen throws ash to a height of more than 4 kmKamchatka volcano Kizimenvybrasyvaet ash column to a height of over four kilometers, according to Branch, Geophysical Service RAS in Kamchatka.

The eruption of the volcano, located on the western slope of the southern part of the range Tumrok 115 kilometers from the village Milkovo and 265 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, began in December 2011. The eruption is a variable activity. Above the crater of the volcano periodically raised powerful column of ash and gas.

"Seismic in Kizimov record up to 200 local earthquakes in the volcano intermittent spasmodic volcanic tremor. Certain powerful seismic events accompanied ash plumes to a height of about four kilometers," — inform geophysics.

Earlier it was reported that volcanic activity Kizimov located in Kronotsky Nature Reserve, changed stream beds and river banks Shchapina left, all the trees in the area burned. From the slopes of the volcano periodically mudflows. Rocks, mixed with water, flooded creek cross, formed as a result of dam lake. The shores of the newly formed lakes are of swamp ash, rocks, and water, which in warmer months immediately sucks man.

Kronotsky Reserve has in the management of two protected areas with different statuses: actually Kronotsky Reserve and the South Kamchatka Sanctuary. The total area of the reserve is 1.14 million hectares. Within the reserve are 35 waterfalls and eight active volcanoes.

Reserve brought international fame such natural phenomena as the Valley of Geysers and caldera caldera. Since 1984, the park is the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, and since 1996 — in the World Natural Heritage Site "Volcanoes of Kamchatka".

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