Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Kamchatka's Shiveluch volcano shows signs of activity

Kamchatka’s Shiveluch Volcano has steadied but ash discharges of up to eight kilometers are still possible, a source in the Emergency Situations Ministry Kamchatka department told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
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.

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