Shiveluch Volcano in Kamchatka threw a column of ash 5.5 km

September 12, 2013. Emissions of ash to a height of 5.5 kilometers from the crater occurred, the northernmost active volcano in Kamchatka — Shiveluch, said GU Emergencies Ministry in the Kamchatka region.

"The ash cloud from the release spread over a distance of 30 kilometers in the south-east from the volcano towards the Ust-Kamchatsky municipal area. Ash falls in the settlements is not registered, "- said in a statement.

According to rescuers, there is no threat to human settlements.

"All the travel companies informed of the dangers that may lie in wait for tourists in case of hiking the volcano Shiveluch. They strongly advised not to drive a tourist groups on routes and routes running near it, "- noted in the department.

Increased activity of the volcano, whose height is about 3.3 thousand meters above sea level, started in May 2009. Periodically rise above the crater powerful pillars of ash. For villages eruption no danger, but ash plumes pose a serious threat to aviation. In humans and animals volcanic ash having a complex chemical composition, capable of eliciting poisoning.

Source: RIA Novosti

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