Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Russian volcano's eruption poses no threat to population according to authorities
Despite causing hundreds of tremors throughout the area and having ejected clouds of steam and ash, the eruption has been tabbed a weak version by officials. "No lava flows on the volcano's slopes are seen," one scientist said. But experts warn the eruption could increase in activity, and within the coming month its lava lake could overflow and enhance the situation's level of danger.
Such a situation occurred back in early 2005, when lava ran down the volcano's sides for more than 1.4 miles and volcanic bombs were launched up to 3,280 feet into the air. Itar-Tass said eruptions occur at Kluchevskaya Sopka up to once every six years and therefore it is monitored on a regular basis.