Scientists predict the catastrophic eruption Kizimen

Forecast

05/25/11 "In the last days in the construction of the volcano began to record seismic strong volcanic tremor. While continuing eruption giant. Record the thermal anomaly, indicating that the rock in the crater strongly heated, "- said Thursday the representative of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to the scientist, "the available evidence suggests volcanologists that Kizimen toward more powerful eruption than what is happening now. There is a chance that will happen in the crater of a giant catastrophic explosion. "

Now out of the crater of the volcano ejects gas containing ash. In early May, the volcano threw ash to a height of 6 meters above sea level.

Kizimen — one of 29 active volcanoes in Kamchatka. Its altitude — 2485 meters. The last time the volcano reminded myself emissions of ash and lava in 1928. In November 2010, Kizimen woke up again. The most powerful emissions of ash from its crater were recorded in January this year. Ash column reached a height of 10 km above sea level. Loop then reached Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, remote from the erupting volcano more than 200 km. At the moment, scientists can follow the life of a giant only in satellite data and samples taken a few kilometers from the volcano. This is due to inaccessibility and remoteness Kizima.

At present, according to the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS, Kizimenu assigned "yellow" code aviation hazard. This means that the ash and gases that are emitted from the giant crater, a danger to air transport.

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