Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Volcano Increases Its Activity
18.04.2012 11:16
Russian Volcano Increases Its Activity

Russia's northernmost active volcano is churning out ash to a height of 9,500 meters (over 31,000 feet), local services reported on Tuesday.

      The 3,283-meter (10,771-foot) Shiveluch volcano in the country's Far East has increased its activity since May 2009, periodically spewing ash from three to ten kilometers. 

      The outburst is not dangerous for local citizens but the ash emission can seriously complicate the aviation's work. In addition, the ensuing ash fallouts can be hazardous to health and the environment.

      “A powerful eruption of ashes took place 05.59 a.m. local time (17:59 GMT on Monday)", it was said in the official statement of the Far Eastern Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. “It is the most powerful eruption this year,” local experts said. 

      There are more than 150 volcanoes on the Kamchatka Territory, 29 of them active. Besides Shiveluch, two Kamchatka's volcanoes - Karymsky and Kizimen - can be dangerous for aviation. There is a registered activity in their depths, as well as ash columns.

      Kamchatka Territory is often called "the land of fire and ice" because of a big amount of volcanoes, lava fields, aquamarine crater lakes and glaciers.


Sources: RIA Novosti  Image:

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Kamchatka Far East Russian regions volcano  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Named the Priority Version of thw Water Pollution in Kamchatka
St. Petersburg can Become a Testing Ground for Best Practices in the Fight against Coronavirus
Moscow does not Plan to either Weaken or Tighten Restrictions due to COVID-19
The Revenue of Moscow Nightclubs and Bars Fell after the Introduction of QR Codes
Moscow may Close Nightclubs and Bars due to Coronavirus

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Nikolai Tokarev  Moscow event  Dagestan  Michael McFaul  real estate in Russia  Bashneft  Russian Premier League  Chris Rea  Russian business  London Olympic Games 2012  Hermitage Museum  Festivals in Moscow  St. Petersburg  Australia  Russian painters  Novgorod Region  Russian animals  Russian tourism  Strugatsky Brothers  tours to Russia  Republic of Tatarstan  Fashion Futurum  Russian politics  Life Saving  Moscow  Caspian Fashion Week  sea traffic  Arctic  TNK-BP  Russian Film Directors  Tver region  Nikolay Zelinsky  industrial production  Yuri Gagarin  Lyapis Trubetskoy  Luciano Ventrone  travel to Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Cinema  Fabio Capello  Krasnodar  Kurchatov  Komsomolsk-on-Amur   International Platonov's Arts Festival  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian regions  Khabarovsk  Sverdlovsk region  Father Frost  UTair 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites