Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Kamchatka's Shiveluch volcano shows signs of activity
Local tremors and ash discharges of up to 6,500-7,000 meters lasted for nearly 5.5 hours on September 22. Researchers based in a camp ten kilometers away from the volcano said they heard a low frequency hum.
Volcanic fragments tumbled down to a distance of 15 kilometers, and volcanic ash fell down on the village of Klyuchi, nearly 30 kilometers away from Shiveluch.
Shiveluch is one of the most active volcanoes of Kamchatka with the height of 3,283 meters. Its eruptions are irregular. Currently, the volcano is passing through an active phase, and researchers say that visits may be dangerous. The clouds of volcanic ash may also endanger aircraft.