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Russian Far East’s Kamchatka volcano erupts ash at altitude of 6 km

The volcano is ranked with orange aeronautical code of high eruption hazard

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, April 06 /ITAR-TASS/. Volcano Shiveluch has erupted ash at an altitude of six kilometres above sea level in Russian Far East’s Ust-Kamchatsky municipal entity, Kamchatka branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences geophysical service stated on Sunday.

The ash plume has spread northwest of the volcano towards Bay Ozernoy not affecting any settlements, the Kamchatka territorial emergency situation department said. No threat exists for settlements.

The volcano is ranked with orange aeronautical code of high eruption hazard.