Shiveluch Volcano Erupts

In Kamchatka volcano Shiveluch threw ash to a height of 6.2 km above sea level. As the Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service RAS, emission was observed from the village of Ust-Keys in the Kamchatka Krai region, located 50 kilometers from the volcano.

Fallout of volcanic ash in the village, which is home to about 5.7 thousand people, not fixed. Plume of ash from the eruption reached out to the east, 45 kilometers north-east of Shiveluch at 6 — 8 feet above sea level observed ash cloud.

Emission of ash from the volcano Shiveluch was accompanied by an earthquake that took place directly on the volcano in about 30 minutes. At this time, from its slopes to avalanche debris from volcanic rock.

The past week and so far the specialists of the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Shiveluch assigned aviation color code orange, indicating that the volcano shows high activity with the ability to close the eruption, or an eruption is happening.

Staff groups say that at any time can throw a giant ash to a height of 10 kilometers above sea level. Volcanic dust can pose a danger to aircraft engines, which is to inform all interested agencies, according to ITAR-TASS.

Shiveluch — the northernmost active volcano in Kamchatka, its altitude — 3283 meters. The highest point of the active part, called the Young Shiveluch, located at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level, the diameter of the crater — at an altitude of 1500 meters.

Young Shiveluch active from September 1980. Continuous monitoring of the volcano has been ongoing for over 30 years. According to experts, at present danger to communities he represents.

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