Monday, March 26, 2007

Russian volcano spews ashes

According to Russian RIA Novosti, Klyuchevskoi volcano is spewing lava to a height of 100-150 meters.

Klyuchevskoi volcano is the highest one in Eurasia. It is situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East.

A leading researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences Volcanology and Seismology Institute Alexei Ozerov said: “The volcano’s activity has sharply increased since it last erupted February 15.”

“The size of the lava globs reaches several meters in diameter,” the researcher said. “We should expect lava flows to appear on the slope of the volcano anytime now.”

According to Mr Ozerov, such eruptions have not taken place for more than 15 years, but added that tourists and sportsmen should avoid the slopes of the volcano.

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