Scientists have documented a change in the behavior of the Kamchatka volcano Kizimen (volcanic tremor, thermal anomaly), which may be a harbinger of a catastrophic eruption.
"In recent days, the construction of the volcano started to record seismic strong volcanic tremor. While continuing eruption giant. Enrolled thermal anomaly, indicating that the rock in the crater strongly heated," — said Thursday a representative of Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.
According to the scientist, "the available evidence suggests volcanologists that Kizimen toward more powerful eruption than what is happening now. Chances are, that will happen in the crater of a giant catastrophic explosion."
Now out of the crater of the volcano ejects gas containing ash. "The last major release of ash particles from the crater to a height of about 4900 meters above sea level was recorded on May 17" — quoted by RIA Novosti source.
Kizimen — one of 29 active volcanoes in Kamchatka. Its altitude — 2485 meters. The last time the volcano reminded myself emissions of ash and lava in 1928. In November 2010, Kizimen woke up again. The most powerful emissions of ash from its crater were recorded in January this year.
Ash column reached a height of 10 km above sea level. Loop then reached Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, remote from the erupting volcano more than 200 km. At the moment, scientists can follow the life of a giant only in satellite data and samples taken a few kilometers from the volcano.
This is due to inaccessibility and remoteness Kizima. As reported earlier, volcanologists scientists gather in his expedition to the crater. They intend to take on fresh samples Kizimene make extensive selections of ash for mineralogical, geochemical and petrological analysis.
Also in terms of study the behavior of the thermal springs in the area of the volcano. At present, according to the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS, Kizimenu assigned "yellow" code aviation hazard. This means that the ash and gases that are emitted from the giant crater, a danger to air transport.
As the representative of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in the last days in the construction of the volcano started to record seismic strong volcanic tremor. While continuing eruption giant.
Scientists predict a catastrophic eruption of the volcano in Kamchatka Kizimen. Now the giant was the modifications that may be precursors of the eruption, "Interfax".
As informs "Interfax" referring to the expert of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences Sergei Samoilenko, this is the first study of a volcano on the site since the beginning of the last eruption.