On the Kamchatka Peninsula Klyuchevskaya Sopka covered with ashes nearby volcano

the Volcano is Average, which is near the village of Keys Ust-Kamchatsky district, covered a layer of ash after the eruption of the Klyuchevskoy volcano, reports the Institute of Volcanology and seismology (IVIS) fed RAS.

According to the Director of the Institute Alexei Ozerov, on the eve of the crater of the Klyuchevskaya occurred steam and gas emissions with an admixture of ash. The height of the emissions reached six kilometers.

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“the Plume stretches to the West and North-West. As a result, significant amounts of ash fell on the volcano, on Average, located between Klyuchevskoy and Krestovskiy, and in its vicinity”, – said Alexey Ozerov.

according to the Institute, the activity of giant growing, but not as fast as before previous eruptions.

“In previous eruptions of the volcano’s activity increased during the month, and now Klyuchevskaya “warmed up” since November and have not yet reached peak activity. Seismic activity is low. The crater is emitting volcanic bombs to a height of 100 meters above the edge of the crater. The crater is deep and not filled with lava, so the threads on the cone of the volcano was observed. However, some emissions take out the hot material on the slopes of the volcano, and avalanches can be observed in the Central channel and in the North-Eastern slope,” – said the head of the Klyuchevskaya of vulkanologii IVIS Yuri Demyanchuk.

As noted by Alexey Ozerov, in the case of increased activity, ash plumes will pose a serious danger for aviation.

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Kliuchevskoi Volcano (Klyuchevskaya Sopka) is located in East of the Kamchatka Peninsula, reaches a height of 4850 meters. FLfrom the active stratovolcano is the highest peak of Russia beyond the Caucasus. His approximate age is 7000 years. The volcano is situated 30 kilometers from the village of Keys Ust-Kamchatsky district and 360 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.