Plume of ash from the volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula stretches for hundreds of kilometers


Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. March 31. Interfax-Far East — Vulcan Kizimen Erupts in Kamchatka, assigned code orange threat to aviation.

"Ash plume stretching more than 300 kilometers north-east of the volcano. Ash particles can get into the mechanisms of airliners flying in the area of the giant, and cause crash "- said the agency" Interfax — The Far East "on Thursday, a representative of the Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

He noted that Kizimen throws ash column with a gas to a height of 5800 m above sea level.

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