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On the Kamchatka Peninsula began erupting volcano is the northernmost

December 4 2007
09:00

Kamchatka's northernmost volcano Shiveluch began his unique "show" - a huge mountain to 5.7 kilometers into the sky throws ashes. On the slopes of the volcano lava flow.

"Along with the powerful ash emissions registered descent from the slope of the volcano pyroclastic avalanche (avalanche of hot debris of magmatic material, gas and ash temperature of about 800 degrees Celsius)," - said a spokesman for the Kamchatka Branch of Geophysical Service RAS.

The local MOE noted that for the settlements of the peninsula volcano presents no danger. Clouds and plumes of ash, stretching hundreds of kilometers (500-700 miles), are a threat to aviation. Volcanic ash can cause poisoning in humans and animals, said RIA Novosti.

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