A series of ash emissions from the volcano Shiveluch to a height of 5 to 7.5 km marked in Kamchatka. It is reported today Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.
Registered at the volcano earthquake lasting 12 — 28 minutes. They accompanied ash plumes. Keys from the village, located 50 km from the foot of the formidable giant could see a column of ash rose above the volcano to a height of up to 6 km above sea level. Ash plume stretched for 76 km to the north-east of the giant at about 9 km and 43 km to the north at an altitude of 6 km.
Shiveluch awarded the highest "red" aviation color code. It means that there is a giant eruption "with significant emissions of volcanic ash in the atmosphere." The danger that volcanic dust and gases pose to aircraft engines, informed all interested service.
Shiveluch — the northernmost active volcano in the Kamchatka peninsula. The absolute height of giants — 3000 283 m highest point of the active part, called the Young Shiveluch — 2000 500 m above sea level, the diameter of the crater — 1.5 km.
Young Shiveluch active from September 1980. Continuous monitoring of the volcano has been ongoing for over 30 years. Threat to the settlements it is not now, experts say, the ITAR-TASS news agency.