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Volcano erupts on Russia's Kamchatka peninsula

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The Karymsky volcano on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East has increased its activity, spewing ash up to an altitude of 6,900 meters (22,637 feet), the local emergencies center said Monday.
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, December 4 (RIA Novosti) - The Karymsky volcano on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East has increased its activity, spewing ash up to an altitude of 6,900 meters (22,637 feet), the local emergencies center said Monday.

Karymsky is one of Kamchatka's most active volcanoes, and rises to 1,486 meters (4,875 feet) above sea level in the southeast part of the peninsula.

The ash and gas emissions were registered by a local plane, the emergencies center said.

The emissions pose no threat to local residents, but there is a danger to aircraft flying near the volcano, the emergencies center said.

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