Kizimen volcano emits ash column to a height of up to 4 km

In Kamchatka recorded series of ash emissions from the volcano Kizimen to a height of 4 km above sea level. Threats to human settlements there. Told Itar-Tass Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

According to seismologists, the volcano at night was more than 280 local earthquakes. The strongest of them could lead to a discharge of volcanic dust. Giant assigned an "orange" aviation color code, a warning about the danger the ash and gases released into the atmosphere can pose to aircraft.

Kizimen height of 2.5 km is located 265 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Its last eruption was observed in 1928-1929. Since then, the giant "asleep" until 2009. Data on other eruptions of the volcano, scientists do not have.

Since the summer of 2010, near the beginning of Kizimov recorded seismic activity. Since the beginning of winter 2011 giant periodically emits ash. In the north-eastern side there is a giant lava flow.

December 9 district erupting giant headed a team of scientists of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Specialists intend to study the situation on the ground, to video and photograph the area of the eruption. Options to further assess the likely behavior of the volcano.

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