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Chikurachki intensified in the Kuriles

August 4 2008

The Paramushir Island (North Kuriles) intensified Volcano Chikurachki. Giant throws ashes to a height of 6 km above sea level. An ash plume spread over a distance of 80 km. They may pose a risk to local aviation. Alerts sent to all interested stations.

As the representative of the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Qwerty Olga Kirin, the volcano began to be active on July 29, but so far it has increased substantially, the eruption entered its active phase.

Chikurachki is located about 60 km from the district center of North-Kurilsk. Threat to the population there, but the city could experience ash falls, said Oleg Girin. This, she says, is possible if the wind changed direction from the volcano toward the settlement, RIA Sakhalin-Kuril Islands. "

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