Shiveluch threw ash to a height of 8.2 km


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25.08.11.Na Kamchatka volcano Shiveluch threw ash to a height of 8.2 km above sea level. Risk to human settlements there. This was announced today Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

The volcano was recorded series of seismic events lasting about 27 minutes. Based on these data, experts have concluded relatively high emission of volcanic ash from the crater of a giant.

Visually, the release was not observed because the volcano is closed dense clouds. Loss of ash in the surrounding communities, including the keys in the village (50 km from the volcano), not recorded.

According to the Kamchatka Group Volcanic Eruption Response (KVERT), Shiveluch maintains high activity. It is the active part of the lava dome continues to grow. Giant assigned an "orange" aviation code. He warns about the threat of volcanic gases and dust released into the atmosphere, are engines of aircraft.

Shiveluch — the northernmost active volcano in the Kamchatka peninsula. The absolute height of giants — 3 thousand 283 m highest point of the active part, called the Young Shiveluch — 2 thousand 500 meters above sea level. Diameter crater 1.5 km. Young Shiveluch active from September 1980. Continuous monitoring of the volcano has been ongoing for more than 30 years, according to ITAR-TASS.

Source: Voice of Russia

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