Earthquakes and double volcanic eruption on Kamchatka

In a double volcanic eruption in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula the volcanoes Shiveluch and Karmysky are spewing ash kilometers up into the sky endangering air traffic but posing no immediate threat to nearby settlements. Mt. Shiveluch has been active since late-2006, and Mt. Karymsky started erupting in January 1996. (voice of russia)

Moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Stronger ash explosions up to 10 km (or 32,800 ft) ASL could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

Seismicity of the volcano remains high but is variable. Many shallow volcanic earthquakes and volcanic tremor continued to be recorded at the volcano all week. According to the satellite data, a big bright thermal anomaly over the volcano continues to registering each day. Ash plumes extending >170 km (105 mi) to the eastern directions from the volcano were noted on February 12-17.

There was also two strong earthquakes magnitudes 4.8 and 4.6.



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