Glowing avalanches from the slopes of the volcano of Kamchatka Kizimen

Hot avalanches made up of fragments of lava, go down the slopes of the volcano in Kamchatka Kizimen, reports the Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

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 2011. The eruption is a variable activity. Above the crater of the volcano periodically raised powerful column of ash and gas.

"Avalanches and glow above the crater is clearly seen in the dark. Seismic stations recorded more than 270 earthquakes in the edifice of the volcano," — said in a statement.

According to experts, some seismic events accompanied ash plumes to a height of more than four kilometers.

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 in 1996 — part of the World Natural Heritage Site "Volcanoes of Kamchatka".

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