Shiveluch volcano spews ash

Shiveluch volcano spews ash Natural Disasters

April 26, 2012 Shiveluch volcano, located on the Kamchatka Peninsula, released a column of ash high 10.7 km above sea level. It is reported that in the surrounding towns had the volcanic dust. Deadly threat increases the activity of Shiveluch for residents of Kamchatka is not represented.

April 25 at the area of the volcano there were two aftershocks. After them came the crater ash column, visible even from a distance of 50 km (town keys). Since the beginning of 2012 is the most powerful emission of ash on the volcano. Aviation code red danger remains, despite the fact that the clouds hide the current picture of the crater Shiveluch.

Increased seismic activity of the volcano has been going on for more than four weeks. From 16 to 20 April ash emissions occurred almost every day. Then followed a short break ended with new ash "show."

Shiveluch, part Tihookeanicheskoe Ring of Fire, is located 450 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It is the northernmost active volcano on the peninsula. The absolute height of the mountain is 3283 m diameter crater 1.5 km. Type eruptions — explosive. The most powerful volcanic eruption episodes are 1864 and 1964. The volcano resumed its activities in 1980 near the top of Young Shiveluch scientific observation which has been going on for 30 years.

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