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Kamchatka’s Volcano Spews Ash 36,000 Feet Above Sea Level

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The Shiveluch volcano, which is the northernmost active volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka Territory, has spewed ash 11,000 meters (over 36,000 feet) above sea level, the Kamchatka branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry informed in a statement.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A huge ash emission from Shiveluch volcano was registered in the morning on December 10, according to the ministry.

"The height of the ash plume was up to 11,000 meters above sea level. The height of the volcano is 3,200 meters [about 10,500 feet]," the Saturday statement said.

According to the local emergencies authorities, there are no settlements in the path of the ash plume and no Kamchatka residents were affected by the incident.

An orange aviation alert has been issued for the volcano, which is one of the largest in Kamchatka.

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