Shiveluch volcano produces 4-kilometer-high plume of ash

07 May 2005 | 12:40 Code : 5045 Geoscience events
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Shiveluch volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula produced on Wednesday several plumes of ash, some reaching 4.5 kilometers above the sea level, Kamchatka seismology sources told Itar-Tass.
Shiveluch volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula produced on Wednesday several plumes of ash, some reaching 4.5 kilometers above the sea level, Kamchatka seismology sources told Itar-Tass.

Specialists have no data on seismic activity in the area of the volcano. The seismological station Baidarnaya, situated eight kilometers from the peak of Shiveluch, was destroyed by mud and volcanic rock debris rushing down its slopes on February 27-28, when the volcano became active. It is impossible to restore the station for the time being.

Scientists say the activity of Shiveluch on Wednesday has posed no danger for the nearby settlements. Shiveluch is one of the most active volcanoes on Kamchatka. It is 3,283 meters high. The latest eruption among those that scientists classify as catastrophic was registered in 1964.


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