Kamchatka volcano threatens air traffic
The Shiveluch volcano on the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula has erupted, producing an ash plume of 6.5 kilometers. Nearby towns are outside the so-called danger zone.
The alert status at Shiveluch was declared “orange”, which means that eruption is in progress and the volcano’s activity may pose a threat to the aircraft.
At the same time, seismologists have reported weak ash bursts from the neighboring Klyuchevskaya Sopka Volcano.