Intensified outpouring of lava Tolbachik volcano in Kamchatka

The outpouring of lava volcano in Kamchatka Flat Tolbachik enhanced, said on Thursday the Research and Development Center "ScanEx".

Flat Tolbachik began erupting on 27 November. In the area of the southern slope formed two fractured breakthrough with Lava — a stream of top-break was more than six kilometers from the bottom — 18 kilometers. Occasionally rose above the volcano ash column. In early January, volcanic activity has declined.

"Satellite image SPOT 5 is fixed spread of lava from the eruption center on the lower Tolbachinsky dale in the south-east," — said in a statement.

Experts "ScanEx" from November 27, have been monitoring the eruption Flat Tolbachik using optical and radar satellites. In images taken in December last year, to celebrate two eruptive center. Currently active lower eruptive center.

In Crater Flat Toblachika formed during the eruption lava lake. The relief of the surrounding area has changed a lot because of the lava piles up to 15 meters.

The last eruption of the volcano Tolbachik called Great Tolbachik Fissure eruption occurred in 1975-76. It was the first in the history of Russian science, which is able to predict precisely. The eruption changed the topography of the surrounding area and cause local ecological disaster — the deaths of all living things 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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