Shiveluch in Kamchatka threw ash 7.5 kilometers


5.02.11.Na Kamchatka volcano Shiveluch threw a column of ash to a height of 7.5 km above sea level. Ash plume stretches for 28 kilometers north-east of the volcano at an altitude of 4 km to 6 km. Risk to human settlements there.

As reported in the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS, accompanied by the release of a series of local earthquakes at the volcano, which lasted about 16 minutes. Giant assigned "orange" air code, warning about the potential threat to flying aircraft in the area of the eruption.

"Orange" code assigned as Karymskii and Kizimen which retain high activity. According to seismologists, the volcano over the past day were about 350 seismic events that could lead to a discharge of steam, gas and ash to a height of 3.5 km above sea level.

Kizimen volcano, where there was more than 160 local earthquakes, threw ash to a height of 4 km above sea level. Ash plume from its eruption lasted for 150 km to the east, the south-east.

The three volcanoes are currently the most active of the 29 active volcanoes in the peninsula. Behind them is a continuous watch, ITAR-TASS reported.


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