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.
      
      Sources: vesti.ru


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Beach Season Is Closed In Irkutsk
05.09.2016
Ilya Averbukh to Present Ice Show in Sochi
06.01.2016
Chamber and Organ Music Festival to be Held in Irkutsk
29.09.2015
Reconstruction Of the VDNKh Museums
13.03.2016
New Projects Will Be Implemented In the Far East
15.09.2016



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Exhibitions in Moscow  Debtors  Russia international  Travel  Russian mobile operators  technology  Russian political parties  Multimedia   Valery Karpin  Kazan  Museums of Russia  Republic of Mordovia  El-Tyubyu  IT market in Russia  Airports of Russia  Mikhail Frolkin  Moscow attractions  protests  Altai  Rumyantsevsky Garden  Russian Literature  Rostov Region  Ballet Dancers  Archeology  Blagoveshchensk  censorship in Russia  road signs  Cars  animation  Russian history  Russian Cinema  winter time  polar region  Udmurtia  Moscow  The Romanov Family  Winzavod  State Duma  Theatre Festivals  Pavel Sokolov-Skalya  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Sergei Prokofiev  event tourism  investment  Painting  Russian tourism  Russian business  Andronaut  Rostov  Konstantin Makovsky 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites