Largest volcano in Kamchatkan continues spewing ash

Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013

volcano remain dangeriousThe Shiveluch Volcano which has been erupting in Kamchatka has spewed ash three kilometers high into the air, the Kamchatkan territorial emergency situations department reported on Wednesday.


“The volcanic event occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The ash cloud stretched southeast, towards the Kamchatka Strait, fortunately bypassing populated areas,” the report said.


No ashfall has been reported from towns nearby, it added.


This is the fourth ash discharge from Shiveluch since the beginning of this month.


The previous events occurred on November 1nd and 2nd.


Those ash columns were up to six kilometers tall. Rescuers advised tour operators to avoid paths around the volcano, as an orange alert has been issued.


Shiveluch is the northernmost active volcano of Kamchatka situated 45 kilometers away from the town of Klyuchi in the Ust-Kamchatsky district with a population of approximately 5,000.


Shiveluch is also one of the largest Kamchatkan volcanoes whic became active in May 2009 and got a fissure that is almost 30 meters deep in its dome.

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