Karymsky ejects ash to a height of 6 km

Karymsky ejects ash to a height of 6 kmPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, May 12 — RIA Novosti. One of the most active of 29 active volcanoes of Kamchatka — Karymsky ejects ash column to a height of 6 km, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

"Seismic stations registered in the last day in the area of the volcano about 60 local earthquakes. Video surveillance Karymskaya difficult, but seismic data suggest that some earthquakes accompanied ash plumes. The height of the most powerful of them was 6 miles, "- said the source.

He noted that for the settlements of the peninsula, including Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, remote from the volcano for more than 100 kilometers, the eruption of no danger. There is a threat of aviation in connection with a possible hit particles of volcanic ash into the mechanisms of aircraft and helicopters.

The eruption began Karymskii January 2, 1996 to the present day continues with variable intensity. In 1996, emissions of incandescent material came from two volcanic centers: the summit crater and from the lake bottom Karymsky, located six kilometers from the volcano (altitude volcano — 1.5 kilometers, the lake — 630 m).

The eruption in the northern part of Lake Karymsky lasted about a day. During this time, there was about 200 blasts, and formed the peninsula area of approximately 0.7 square kilometers, which later received the name of the New Year. All living things in the lake died. So far Karymskoye lake remains dead.

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