Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, June 6. / ITAR-TASS /.
A series of ash emissions from the crater of the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka recorded. The height of the strongest, the seismic data received from the area of the eruption could reach 9 km above sea level. Itar-Tass reported today in the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.
There was a volcano and a series of earthquakes. They are accompanied by the release of volcanic ash from the crater of the giant to a height of nine meters above sea level. From the village of Keys / 50 km from the volcano / was seen as the height of the giant six miles up ash column. At 116 km southeast of the volcano ash cloud was observed.
Giant awarded the highest "red" code of danger. This means that it occurring earthquakes recorded remote stations, the height of the ash emissions may exceed 8 km above sea level. All interested agencies informed about the dangers of volcanic dust and gases can pose to aircraft.
Shiveluch — the northernmost active and one of the largest volcanoes of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The absolute height of giants — 3 thousand 283 m highest point of the active part, called the Young Shiveluch — two thousand eight meters above the base of the volcano morya.Diametr — 45-50 km, with a total area — at least 1 thousand 300 square kilometers.
For the volcano is characterized mild to moderate eruptions lasting from several months to 2-3 years. Periods of activation Shiveluch recorded in 1980-1981 and 1993-1995. The last eruption, referred to the category of disasters occurred in November 1964.
In 2001, the volcano became more active. Since then, an increase in its crater extrusive dome / accumulation of viscous lava over the mouth of the volcano / observed outbursts, followed by emission of ash, avalanches and mud flows from the slopes of a giant. He is under constant surveillance. For settlements no threat.