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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, March 24 (Itar-Tass) —— A series of ash discharges from Volcano Shiveluch was reported on Kamchatka. The giant spewed ash to an altitude of five kilometres above sea level.
There is no danger for the population. There have been no reports about ash falls in nearby settlements, the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said on Saturday.
Four earthquakes were recorded on the volcano. They could be accompanied by volcanic ash discharges. It was not observed visually. Specialists drew the conclusions on the height proceeding from the power of the seismic activity.
Together with Shiveluch, Kamchatka’s volcanoes Kizimen and Karymsky also displayed high activity.
A total of 225 earthquakes were recorded on Kizimen over the past day. At night, the glow of lava going down from the crater is seen on its slope. Two quakes accompanied with ash discharges to an altitude of 2-2.5 kilometres took place on Karymsky.
The volcanoes are being monitored. They represent no danger to residential areas at present, specialists assure.