The eruption of the volcano in Kamchatka Tolbachik last at least 2 weeks

Flat Tolbachik volcano in Kamchatka will erupt for at least two weeks, according to RIA Novosti Deputy Director of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Gennady Karpov.

Flat Tolbachik began erupting on 27 November. In the area of the southern slope during helicopter overflights volcanologists found two fractured breakthrough emission of lava. The lava flow from the top break was more than six kilometers from the bottom — 17 kilometers. Periodically over Tolbachik ash column rises.
 On the eve of the specialists of the Institute of Volcanology had circled erupting giant, selected samples of lava, ash and gases in the Lower lava flow.

"The composition of the selected gas will determine to what depth the magma reaches the surface material," — said Karpov.

According to scientists, Flat Tolbachik eruption occurs as usual, somewhat less than in the early days. Devastating explosions at the volcano is not happening. As a result, emissions of steam mixed with the neighborhood of the volcano for many kilometers are covered with fine volcanic ash. The air in the area of the eruption is saturated with sulfur dioxide.

Condition monitoring of water and air in the settlements in the area of the eruption (Kozyrevsk villages, the May, Keys, Lazo and Atlasova) conducts CPS.

 The last eruption of the volcano Tolbachik called Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption, occurred in the years 1976-1976 and was the first in the history of Russian science, predicted with complete accuracy. The eruption changed the topography of the surrounding area was the cause of a local ecological disaster, which killed all living at a distance of tens of kilometers from the volcano.

Tolbachik consists of two volcanoes — Flat Tolbachik (3.085 thousand meters altitude) and acute Tolbachik (3.682 thousand meters). The nearest town — City Keys — removed from the foot of the volcano 60 kilometers.

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