DPRK leader Kim Jong Il instructed the party structures to prepare an action plan in case of a volcanic eruption Baekdu. This is with reference to its sources in North Korea told the publication, "the Daily Al-Kay." Located on the border between North Korea and China extinct volcano Baekdu is a growing concern among Koreans.
According to the publication, the staff to prepare an action plan in case of a volcanic eruption were representatives of the executive and party structures provinces Young and North Hamgyong. Just on their territory or in the immediate vicinity and the volcano is located.
According to the source, "the Daily Al-Kay, two professors of geography at the University of Yungsu Kim participated in the expedition to the volcano, arrived in Pyongyang to hold a seminar on the volcanic Baekdu.
According to experts, this volcano, which is considered sacred to the Koreans, may at any time come to life.
Experts point out that in June 2002 there was already a solid body of evidence that is considered an extinct volcano gradually activated. According to geologist Yoon Hye Co of Pusan University, significantly increased the frequency of vibrations of the earth's crust, which occasionally occur in this area. In addition, the mountain in the past few years, "grew up" at 10 cm, which shows the increasing pressure of the magma. Satellites simultaneously record the temperature in the area of the volcano are generally higher than in surrounding areas. And this is a signal of growing volcanic aktivnosti.Kak learned representatives of South Korean Hydrometeocentre already intend to provide a formal report to the Government of the country of a potential eruption. Although the volcano is in North Korea and China, but in the South believe that the eruption, if it happens, and is strongly affected by their country.
According to historical chronicles, the last time a major eruption of the volcano was recorded in the middle of the tenth century AD. It was then formed on top of the deep crater, then filled with water and turned into a lake Cheongju. Then small eruptions were recorded in 1413, 1597, 1668, 1702 and 1903.
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Pektusa Rj or Baytousha? Hb — A volcanic mountain on the border of North Korea (provintsiyaYangando) and China (Jilin Province). Mountain has a height of 2744 m and is the highest-tochkoyManchzhuro Korean mountains, as the whole of Manchuria and the Korean Peninsula.
Korean name Baekdu (Korean?,?), Means "white-headed mountain". Chinese Name Changbai (Chinese?) And Manchu Golmin Sanggiyan Alin means "eternally white mountain."
In 1959, the Korean part of the volcano was created by the biggest reserve of Korea, and a year later with the Chinese nature reserve was established. In 1979, they were united in the international biosphere reserve.
At the top of the mountain is located in the crater of the volcano Heavenly Lake, from which originated the Songhua River. On the slopes of the volcano are also sources of rivers Tumen and Yalu.
Gore is growing at about 3 mm per year because of rising magma under its central part. The highest part is covered with snow for about 8 months a year. Up to 1800 m slope gentle. Of the peaks surrounding the caldera, 16 rise above 2500 m is assumed that the crater resulted from major eruption in 969 (± 20 years).
Repeatedly been active volcano — eruption was in 1597 (the ashes of this eruption has been found even in the southern part of Hokkaido), and in 1668 and 1702, respectively. The last eruption occurred in 1904 (explosions to throwing rocks and gases).