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    PETRPPAVLOVSK- KAMCHATSKY, FEBRUARY 8, RIA NOVOSTI - The Shiveluch volcano erupted ash to a 3.3 km height in Kamchatka, Russia's Far Eastern peninsula, today, with a superficial earthquake in the dome vicinity, and landslides, reports the locally-based seismological team.

    Two eruptions preceded it yesterday, both to a 2 kilometre height. Aerospace photographs show vivid traces of thermal anomalies.

    Kamchatka's northernmost volcano, 3,283 m high, Shiveluch awoke, January 11, after a long quiet time. It is not dangerous to settlements, though landslides threaten local roads, and have damaged a highway from Kluchi to Ust-Kamchatsk on several recent occasions.

    Shiveluch has disastrous eruptions every hundred to 300 years. The latest were in 1854 and 1964. Small and medium-scale eruptions are far more frequent.

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