The eruption of the volcano in Kamchatka threatens aviation

Erupting volcano in Kamchatka Shiveluch emits a column of ash many kilometers, the train on which threatens aircraft.

"At Shiveluch registered a series of seismic events, which lasted 20 minutes, and then threw a giant column of ash from the gas to a height of 6 km. Next ash explosions was already 7 feet above sea level ", — the representative of the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

According to him, from the slopes of Shiveluch go hot avalanches and volcanic crater detected thermal anomaly.

"In addition, ash plume stretching to the east and southeast of the volcano," — said geophysicist.

According to the scientist, Shiveluch assigned code orange, one of the most dangerous for aircraft. "The abrasive particles of volcanic ash can get into the mechanisms of airliners and provoke a catastrophe," — he explained.

However, the source stressed that the risk to human settlements Shiveluch is not represented. "But hunters and tourists better not to appear in the erupting giant", — the representative of Sciences, reports "Interfax".

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