24 October 2010, 22:54

Klyuchevskoy volcano spews 9 kilometer-high ash columns

Klyuchevskoy volcano spews 9 kilometer-high ash columns

The Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia’s Far East, is spewing columns of ash from its crater to a height of up to nine kilometers, with ash plumes stretching in different directions from the restive mountain for hundreds of kilometers. In the past 24 hours seismologists have registered no less than 100 underground vibrations at the site.

The Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia’s Far East, is spewing columns of ash from its crater to a height of up to nine kilometers, with ash plumes stretching in different directions from the restive mountain for hundreds of kilometers. In the past 24 hours seismologists have registered no less than 100 underground vibrations at the site.

Usually, the eruption of the volcano, the height of which is 4,750 meters, occurs once in 5-6 years.

A new period of activity began in August 2009. The volcano is under continuous monitoring. 

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