30 May 2011, 09:32

Kamchatka volcano spews ash to 5 km

Kamchatka volcano spews ash to 5 km

Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4750 m), the highest volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, has spewed ash to an altitude of 5 kilometers above the sea level. The nearby settlements are said to be out of danger. At present, the moderate seismic activity of the giant volcano continues, following a number of ash falls observed in the evening of May 29th.

Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4750 m), the highest volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, has spewed ash to an altitude of 5 kilometers above the sea level. The nearby settlements are said to be out of danger.

At present, the moderate seismic activity of the giant volcano continues, following a number of ash falls observed in the evening of May 29th. The “orange” alert code has been assigned to the volcano warning of the danger posed by volcanic dust and emitted gases to the aircraft.

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