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Kamchatka’s Shiveluch volcano erupts ash to height of 6 km

December 20, 2011, 12:11 UTC+3
Ash and gases thrown into the atmosphere can pose a threat to aircraft engines
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PETROPAVLOVSK, December 20 (Itar-Tass) —— The Shiveluch volcano erupted ash to a height of six kilometers above sea level in Kamchatka. There is no threat for settlements, ITAR-TASS learnt at the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russia Academy of Sciences on Tuesday.

Ash and gases thrown into the atmosphere can pose a threat to aircraft engines. Corresponding services were warned about it.

Shiveluch is the northern most acting volcano of the Kamchatka peninsula. Its absolute height is 3,283 meters above sea level. Its crater diameter is 1.5 kilometers. Shiveluch is active since September 1980. The non-stop monitoring of the volcano is being conducted for more than 30 years.

 

 

 

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