Powerful explosive eruption occurred on Friday Nameless in Kamchatka, RIA Novosti Senior Fellow, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Alexey Ozerov.
"Around 9:00 am local time at the volcano exploded with a powerful ejection of ash and gas.'s Giant strong wind, so to estimate the height of ash ejection impossible," — said Ozerov.
According to him, the volcano began to prepare for the eruption in mid-February. "On the southern slope of the Nameless started to go viscous lava flow, the length of which in early March reached 500 meters. Late February seismic volcano started training," — said the scientist.
Specialists Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS based on seismic data predicted start of the eruption Nameless on 3-10 March.
According to Ozerov, occurred after a powerful explosion on Friday in the crater may occur even Nameless One — but less power.
For settlements Kamchatka eruption no danger, but ash plume moving in a north-easterly direction, pose a serious threat to aircraft, whose routes pass over the North Pacific Ocean.
The last eruption occurred in the Nameless last April. Nameless has "explosive" and is cast on average 1-2 times a year. Volcano height 2,9 thousand meters above sea level refers to the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes of Kamchatka. Nameless is 500 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, on the eastern coast of the peninsula, where does the intercontinental air routes linking the U.S. and Asia-Pacific.
Nameless catastrophic eruption occurred March 30, 1956, while a column of ash rose to a height of 40 kilometers, and mudslides filled Kamchatka River — the largest river of the peninsula. After the eruption of the USSR began regular monitoring of volcanic activity, have been set up academic institutions, and on 30 March was celebrated Day volcanologist.
Source: RIA "Novosti".