The eruption of Klyuchevskoy volcano began on the Kamchatka Peninsula, said Alexey Ozerov, director of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS).
According to him, on the night of Friday, July 5, after a long break, a thermal anomaly was noted in the area of Klyuchevsky crater – the temperature reached 800-900.
He warned that lengthy ash plumes, dangerous for aviation, as well as ash falls near the volcano may appear soon. At the moment, ash emissions are not observed. Volcanic bombs rise above the edge of the volcano’s crater to a height of 200 meters, the scientist added.
Ozerov added that at night, over Kliuchevskoi crater one can see a glow.
Klyuchevskoy is an active stratovolcano (a conical volcano composed of many solidified layers of lava and volcanic ash, characterized by explosive eruptions – IF) in the east of Kamchatka, its height is 4.85 thousand meters. The volcano is located 360 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. About 45 km from the volcano are the villages of Klyuchi and Kozyrevsk.