January 12, 2014 11:04
New eruption occurs from Shiveluch volcano
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY. Jan 12 (Interfax) - There was a new eruption of ash from Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka on Sunday, the press service of the Emergency Situations' Ministry department for Kamchatka territory reports.
"According to visual observations of KVERT (the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team), there was another eruption of ash. The height of the ash plume is up to 8 kilometers above sea level," the report says.
Given the direction of the wind the ash cloud spread to the southeast bypassing populated areas. No ash falls were registered in towns and villages of Ust-Kamchatka municipal district.
Earlier reports said there was an eruption of ash Sunday morning to the altitude of 6.2 kilometers.
There is no threat to the population.
All travel agencies have been notified about the threat to tourists and they have been strongly advised against sending tourist groups along routes running near the volcano. The orange aviation color code has been assigned to the volcano.
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