Kizimen volcano emits ash column to a height of 7.4 km

Volcano Kizimen

Volcano on Kamchatka Kizimen throws ash column to a height of up to 7.4 kilometers, told RIA Novosti on Monday, a representative of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

"Observations of the volcano hampered by passing over the peninsula snow storm, but according to seismic data, the last day of a giant crater, there were several gas-ash emissions. Height of some of them reached 5,5-7,4 mile" — said agency.

According to him, in the area of the volcano ash cloud observed.

Volcanic eruption Kizimen 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 last year.

Ash explosions and plumes threaten aviation ash particles getting into the mechanisms that are able to pull them out of order. Ash is dangerous to humans and animals — it can be toxic.

Kizimen — one of 29 active volcanoes in Kamchatka. Silent for decades volcano, whose height is 2.5 thousand meters, began to be active in July 2010. The last eruption occurred in Kizimov 1928-1929.

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