Part of the dome collapsed Shiveluch ash emissions from power


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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, February 2, RIA Novosti reported. Several powerful ash emissions to a height of 6.5 kilometers has led to the collapse of the dome of the Kamchatka volcano Shiveluch, told RIA Novosti the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Increased activity of Shiveluch volcano, whose height is about 3.3 thousand meters above sea level, was launched in May 2009. Its dome is a normal eruption fissure cut through a depth of about 30 meters. Since then, the eruption continued with varying force.

"Last day of the crater Shiveluch occurred several ash emissions. Ash clouds from which rise to a height of 5.5 to 6.5 kilometers, "- said the source.

According to him, the two most powerful outburst led to the collapse of the south-western part of the giant dome, triggering avalanches fiery wreckage.

In the images from space clearly visible thermal anomaly in the active dome Shiveluch. Seismic record local earthquakes in giant dome and continuous volcanic tremor. According to experts, for the settlements of the Kamchatka region, the closest of which — the settlement of keys, the volcano is currently no danger.

However, there is a possibility ash falls: volcanic ash, magmatic material particles with a diameter of up to two millimeters, can cause poisoning in humans and animals due to the complex chemical composition. Aerosol and ash plume can be hazardous to aviation.

RIA Novosti

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