* 1/29/11 * Active steam and gas activity recorded at the volcano Avachinsky, located 25 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. There is no risk to the city. This was reported in the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of Russian Academy of Sciences.
It made it clear that today a pillar of gas and vapor rose to a height of 600 meters above the top of the giant. Steam and gas plume extends more than 15 km to the south-east. According to seismic data, activation of the volcano was observed.
The fact that the regional center is clearly seen as a pillar of steam and gas rises above its peak, more to do with the usual cold weather here, experts say.
Avachinsky volcano — one of 29 active volcanoes in Kamchatka. Height giant — 2,7 km. Its last eruption was observed in January 1991, when a stream of lava poured out of the crater. Up to that point remained calm 46.
Avachinsky — one of the popular places of recreation for residents and visitors to the peninsula of Kamchatka. Every year in late summer are rife climb to its top. In August last year, the volcano "subdued" about 1700 people. Meanwhile, volcanologists are continuously observe his behavior, according to ITAR-TASS.