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In Kamchatka volcano erupt two

March 29 2007
10:11

From the crater Kluchevskoy on Kamchatka, is considered the highest active volcano in Eurasia, began pouring out the flow of lava.

Hazards to human settlements there. Lava flows from the summit crater. In general height of the giant 4 thousand 740 meters above sea level, the flow of lava had descended to the mark 4,2 thousand meters Krestovsky chute on the north-western slope of the volcano. The red-hot lava melt the ice on the volcano, but still gathering powerful water flows are not recorded. Scientists believe that with further withdrawal of lava on the slopes of the volcano is quite possible. At least during the volcanic eruption in 2005, these phenomena were observed.

At the volcano continued to observe local earthquakes and continuous volcanic tremor, which suggests that the eruption will continue. However, the strong emission of ash from the crater of a giant yet.

Eruptions Kluchevskoy usually occur every 5-6 years. Last great eruption was observed in winter-spring 2005. Giant threw clouds of ash from the crater, located at the top. The height of emission hot volcanic bombs up to 10 meters in diameter up to 1 km. From the slopes down flows of lava.

Meanwhile, the Kamchatka Volcano Shiveluch made itself felt, throwing a powerful column of ash to a height of 9 km above sea level. From the slope giant broke down streams of hot gas, steam and volcanic material. However, the immediate threat to human settlements have arisen. Told from the village chief Keys Klyuchevskoy vulkanostantsii Yuri Demyanchuk.

He noted that the emission of ash began today around 15 pm local time (06:00 Moscow time) and lasted for an hour. "Emissions of such strength were observed for a long time - in 2001," - said Demyanchuk. A cloud of ash ejected by a giant, according to the scientist, is shifted to the north, north-east from the volcano away from the keys.

The deposition of volcanic dust in the village, where about 5 thousand people, no. Direct threat to the settlement absent, but mud flows caused by the eruption, may get off to the side of the road leading to the Keys. Break the news.

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