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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.


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