Klyuchevskaya Volcano on Kamchatka ejects ash to a height of up to 5 km

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Emissions of ash to a height of 5 kilometers from the crater are the highest active volcano of Eurasia — Kliuchevskoi, told RIA Novosti the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

"Plumes on the last day to watch the villagers Keys 40 kilometers from the giant" — the source said.

He noted that Klyuchevskoy showed no significant activity since November last year. "Now the volcano is assigned code orange, which means an increased risk to aviation," — said the scientist.

According to experts, Klyuchevskoy dangerous for tourists, who can climb to the top of it, and for aviation. It is also possible the gathering mud flows caused by the interaction of hot magmatic material and ice on the slopes of the volcano.

The last eruption was recorded Kliuchevskoi in 2010. Prior to that giant lava poured in 2005 and 2008.

Powerful eruption in 2005 caused the "sagging" Kliuchevskoi about 50 meters — from 4.8 thousand to 4.75 thousand meters. During the last eruption lava partially melted glaciers and Herman Black. In the vicinity of the volcano, including in the settlement Keys were heavy ash falls.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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