The eruption of the volcano in Kamchatka Tolbachik weakens

The eruption of the volcano in Kamchatka Flat Tolbachik weakens, currently promoting the lava flows is observed visually, said on Friday Glaucus MOE for Kamchatka region.

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. Periodically over the volcano ash column rises.

"Over the next week the lava flow will continue to spread to the west of the volcano Flat Tolbachik two" sleeves ". Eruption does not currently pose a threat to human settlements Kamchatka," — said in a statement.

According to volcanologists, the eruption continues in quiet mode. The crater is lava lake, which emit incandescent material up to 100 meters with a strong roar and noise. The relief of the surrounding area because of strong izzelenilsya 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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