Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka "fired" ashes for seven kilometers

The Shiveluch volcano has become active again in Kamchatka. On Monday morning, the giant threw a column of ash up to seven kilometers above sea level, says on the website of the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to the regional head office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the plume from the release spread ten kilometers east of the volcano. There are no settlements on its way. Ashfalls in the settlements of the Ust-Kamchatsky region were not reported.

Meanwhile, scientists predict that the volcanic eruption will continue. Ash explosions up to 10-15 kilometers above sea level can occur at any time.

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Shiveluch is one of the largest active volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula. Its height is 3283 meters, its age is 60-70 thousand years. The giant includes three main structures: the Old Shiveluch volcano, the ancient caldera and the active Young Shiveluch volcano. The height of the latter is 2500 meters.

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