Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Kamchatka volcano Shiveluch emitted a 7-km column of ash
27.04.2009 22:19
Kamchatka volcano Shiveluch emitted a 7-km column of ash

Kamchatka volcano Shiveluch has emitted a column of ash. Its height reaches 7 km above sea level. According to satellite observations an ash plum caused by last emission extends 325 km southwestwards from the top of the mountain.
      Shiveluch is one of the largest and most active Kamchatka volcanoes. It belongs to the Kliuchevskaya volcano group and is about 65,000 years old. Shiveluch is erupting during the last year being observated by Volcano logy Institute of Kamchatka. Volcano consists of two cones called Maliy and Bolshoy Shiveluch. Maliy Shiveluch is erupting now. The mountain grows constantly because of volcanic materials rising from the depths throughout crater.
      In addition to the huge size and high degree of activity Shiveluch is the one that has had the most violent eruptions. Catastrophic eruptions took place in 1854 and 1956, when a large part of the lava dome collapsed and created a devastating debris avalanche. The nearest settlement from the volcano is Kljuchi. It is situated in 50 km from the mountain. The settlement is small enough to evacuate the people rapidly if Shiveluch would try to surpass itself.


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Monument to Admiral Kuznetsov Appeared In Vologda
Fantastic Town Appeared At the ENEA
International Porcelain Siberia in Irkutsk
Folklore Festival "Russian Field" Will Be Held In Tsaritsino
Chinese Enterprises Will Be Placed In the Far East

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Baikal Electronics  Paleontology  Korolev  Ivan Pavlov  Russian Literature  Khokhloma souvenirs  Russian science  Russian football team  Russian business  International space station  Alexis of Russia  Andrey Zvyagintsev  Veliky Novgorod  Photography  Music Festivals  Irkutsk Region  Russian children  Exhibitions in Moscow  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian flag  Sergey Tsyss  Painting  Tram  Russian art  Penza  Valentin Yudashkin  Russian religion  Domodedovo  Russian Cinema  Ostankino Tower  Archeology  Russian trains  Festivals  Elmira Abdrazakova  corruption  Yandex  Georgy Poltavchenko  Katun Reserve   Dmitry Mitrokhin  Moscow  Russian tourism  Joe Satriani  Perm  Charlie Chaplin  Russian history  Russian Arctic  elections in Russia  Christmas fairs in Moscow  Russian hospitality business  Fyodor Konyukhov  

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites