Kamchatka volcano threw a column of ash


17.01.11.Kamchatsky Kizimen volcano, eruption that began about a month ago, throws out a column of ash to a height of 6 km, a spokesman of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
"Seismic stations registered in the construction of more than 250 volcanic earthquakes, some of them accompanied by powerful ash explosions and avalanches," — said the source.

According to him, due to bad weather hampered the video surveillance of the volcano, however, according to the satellite, ash plume extending up to 330 kilometers away from the subject to the North West. The area is marked Kizimov thermal anomaly with a temperature around 60 degrees Celsius with an ambient temperature of 15 degrees below zero.

Volcanic eruption Kizimen located on the western slope of the southern part of the range Tumrok, 115 kilometers from the village Milkovo and 265 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, began in December last year. Ash falls caused massive emissions from the crater of a giant, a month passed in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Bystrinskiy area.

For the settlements in the region, this phenomenon represents no danger. Meanwhile, plumes and ribbons are a threat to aviation ash particles getting into the mechanisms that are able to pull them out of order. Ash is dangerous to humans and animals. Because of the complex chemical composition it can cause poisoning.

The last eruption occurred in Kizimov 1928-1929.

Kizimen — one of 29 active volcanoes in Kamchatka. Silent for decades volcano, whose height is 2.5 thousand meters, began to be active in July 2010. Scientists do not exclude the possibility of strengthening its eruption with the destruction of the volcanic edifice, forming debris avalanches and pyroclastic flows, RIA "Novosti".


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