Ash blast on Shiveluch volcano occurred on Wednesday afternoon, the press service of the Emergency Situations Directorate for the Kamchatka Territory said with reference to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“The ash discharge was fixed to a height of 7 km, taking into account the direction of the wind, the ash plume spread 58 km to the south-east from the volcano toward the Kamchatka Gulf and there are no populated areas on the path of ash plume propagation. “, the report says.
International routes for the movement of aircraft in the area of the volcano do not pass. Tourist groups, according to the press service, are not registered in the volcano area. Tourist organizations are advised not to organize tours in the Shiveluch region.
The height of Shiveluch is 3 thousand 283 m, the highest point of the active part is 2 thousand 800 m above sea level, the age is 60-70 thousand years. Shiveluch is the northernmost active volcano in Kamchatka, located 45 km from the village of Klyuchi in the Ust-Kamchatsky district, where about 5 thousand people live. Activity Shiweluch intensified in May 2009. As a result, the dome of the volcano erupted a crevice with a depth of about 30 m.
Shiweluch retains the orange air safety code.