Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Kamchatka spews steam

29 January 2005 | 11:44 Code : 4694 Geoscience events
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The spew of hot gas and steam at a height of two kilometres from the crater of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano was registered in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Friday.
The spew of hot gas and steam at a height of two kilometres from the crater of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano was registered in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula on Friday.

The emission plume stretched for over 10 kilometres to the west of the gigantic volcano. During the night active luminescence could be seen above the volcano, which testifies to the fresh lava appearance in the crater, the Kamchatka-based research seismic crew told Itar-Tass.

Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the highest active volcano in Eurasia (over 4.8 kilometres above sea level), is intensifying activity. Local earthquakes and continuous volcanic trembling are being registered in the volcano area. It also sends up volcanic bombs to a height of 200-300 metres.

The volcano erupts once in five-six years. The last eruption was observed in 1993. Klyuchevskaya Sopka is currently presenting no danger for the nearby populated localities.

Itar-tass

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