Russia's Shiveluch volcano erupts

A volcano has erupted on Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East, withash rising to an altitude of 10 km above sea level, RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday.

During the eruption, a crevice with a depth of about 30 meters was formed on top of the volcano. An earthquake that lasted seven minutes was also recorded, a representative from the Russian Academy of Sciences was quoted as saying.
The volcano's 10-km ash column was the highest during the past month, breaking the record of 8200 meters.
Currently there is no danger for local communities near the Shiveluch volcano, though the ashes may spread to nearby villages, the representative said
The activities of the Shiveluch volcano, which rises 3283 meters above sea level, have increased since 2009. Since the volcano first erupted in 1980, its activities have been continuously monitored by local authorities. There are more than 150 volcanos on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and 29 of them are active.

56°38'N, 161°19'E; Elevation 3,283 m, the dome elevation ~8,200 ft (~2,500 m)

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

Moderate seismic activity of the volcano continues. According to seismic data, probably ash plumes rose up to 14,100 ft (4.3 km) ASL on September 2-3. According to visual data, ash plumes rose up to 19,700 ft (4.0 km) ASL on September 3; moderate fumarole activity was observing all week. An ash cloud in size of 19x11 km on the distance about 20 km to the east from the volcano was noted on September 03, at satellite images. A thermal anomaly was registering over the volcano on September 05 and 07.  (KVERT)



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