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Tolbachik Volcano on Kamchatka threw ash to a height of about 4 km

Erupting volcano in Kamchatka Flat Tolbachik threw ash to a height of about four miles, according to Russia's EMERCOM for Kamchatka region.

Flat Tolbachik began erupting on 27 November. In the area of the southern slope during helicopter overflights volcanologists found two fractured breakthrough emissions viscous lava. Roar from the eruption Tolbachik in the first days of the eruption could hear the residents of nearby villages. According to eyewitnesses, in the vicinity of the volcano vibrating glass windows, electric wires, water in reservoirs.

"Currently, ash plume spreads in the eastern, south-east from the volcano toward the Gulf of Kamchatka Bering

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In the area of the volcano Tolbachik earthquakes with magnitude 5.5

A series of earthquakes with magnitude 5.5 occurred near the erupting volcano in Kamchatka Flat Tolbachik, reports the Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

Flat Tolbachik began erupting on 27 November. In the area of the southern slope during helicopter overflights volcanologists found two fractured breakthrough emissions viscous lava. Emitting ash to a height of three feet above sea level. Roar from the eruption Tolbachik can hear residents of nearby communities. According to eyewitnesses, in the vicinity of the volcano vibrate window glass, electric wires, water in reservoirs.

"Seismic recorded in the volcano continuous spasmodic volcanic tremor. East of

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The eruption of the volcano in Kamchatka Tolbachik can last more than a month

The eruption of the volcano in Kamchatka Flat Tolbachik can last more than a month, said on Saturday GUMCHS for Kamchatka region.

Flat Tolbachik began erupting on 27 November. In the area of the southern slope during helicopter overflights volcanologists found two fractured breakthrough emissions viscous lava. Emitting ash to a height of three feet above sea level. Roar from the eruption Tolbachik can hear residents of nearby communities.

"According to preliminary estimates volcanologists eruption will be durable and will last more than 30 days," — said in a statement.

According to authorities, ash explosions at the volcano continues. When

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Increased danger of avalanches in Kamchatka due to cyclone

Heavy rains caused by cyclone passing over Kamchatka, increased the risk of avalanches from the slopes of volcanoes and hills, reports GUMCHS for Kamchatka region of Russia on Sunday.

According to the Kamchatka regional avalanche center, from midnight on December 3 to December 5, inclusive, on the mountain in Ust-Bolsheretsky, Elizovo (especially Basin Paratunka), including through the Kronotsky reserve Milkovskiy, Ust-Kamchatsky — primarily Klyuchevskaya group volcanoes — areas and volcanoes Viluchinsky, Kozelsky, Koryak and Avachinsky — avalanche.

Tourists, hunters and lovers of extreme sports is recommended to refrain from hiking, travel agents not to remove tourists in avalanche areas, leaders

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In Kamchatka, burned wood from the lava of the volcano Tolbachik

Forest on fire near the erupting volcano in Kamchatka Flat Tolbachik by lava flows, according to the management of the natural park "Volcanoes of Kamchatka".

Flat Tolbachik began erupting on 27 November. In the area of the southern slope during helicopter overflights volcanologists found two fractured breakthrough emissions viscous lava. Roar from the eruption Tolbachik in the first days of the eruption could hear the residents of the nearby villages.

"In the course of the eruption at Crater Flat Tolbachik filled with hot lava burst board, and lava began to pour out the path of least resistance. Formed two streams:

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Russian volcano started erupting after a 36-year-old dream

One of the Russian volcanoes located on the Kamchatka Peninsula, suddenly resumed their activity after in a state of complete rest for up to 36 years. The column of ash above the crater Flat Tolbachik, part of the Klyuchevskaya volcano group, rose to a height of 7 km, creating around a huge cloud of ash.

Ash and ash, selected from the volcano, were classified by the wind to the north-west while the lava rushed down the mountain to the south. In the nearby villages and the May Krasny Yar noted loss of ash that eventually covered the buildings and

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Flat Tolbachik volcano awoke in Kamchatka

Volcanic eruption Flat Tolbachik started in Kamchatka, reports the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (KVERT).

"According to observers of the villages and Kozyrevsk Lazo, intermittent glow was observed at night on top of a volcano Flat Tolbachik. Probably lava fills the caldera and the vertex is gushing lava" — said in a statement.

According to experts, there is a risk of ash emissions higher than 5 feet above sea level. Aerosol and ash plume can be dangerous for flights on local airlines.

According GUMCHS Russia for Kamchatka region, pilots of aircraft air routes recommended to change due to emissions of

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5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Argentina

5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Argentina in Salta Province, 1.5 thousand kilometers from the capital of Buenos Aires, according to the website of Argentine National Institute of Seismic Hazard Prevention.

Information on casualties or destruction have been reported yet.

Quake was recorded at 17.07 MSK Thursday. Its epicenter was located 36 kilometers south-east of the city at a depth of Tartagal 650 kilometers.

Argentine seismologists say that in the near future in this region of the country is possible strong earthquake — up to eight on the Richter scale.

Tartagal city (60,000 inhabitants) is located in the foothills of

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New strong earthquake in Chile, there is no data on victims

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Wednesday off the coast of Chile 135 km south-west of the capital Santiago, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Quake was recorded at 18.36 local time (01.36 MSK). The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean 54 kilometers from the city of San Antonio. Its center lies at a depth of 15.6 kilometers. Data on victims, destruction or threat of tsunamis have been reported.

Earlier on Wednesday, off the coast of Chile earthquake magnitude of 5.1, at a time — in the 160 km southwest of Santiago. Quake was recorded at 22.16 MSK.

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5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile

Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred on Wednesday off the coast of Chile, 160 km south-west of the capital Santiago, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Quake was recorded at 22.16 MSK. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean, 62 kilometers from the city of San Antonio. Its center lies at a depth of 9.7 kilometers. Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Chile is characterized by high seismic activity. At the end of February 2010 in the South American country in the 8.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami killed more than 500 people.

Pacific through Chile is a "fire

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