This morning there were two powerful ejection of ash from the crater of Kluchevskoy volcano, which reached a height of 8 and 11 kilometers above sea level.
The ash plume spread in an easterly direction, its height currently specified. Ash emissions continue. Klyuchevskaya has the highest code of danger – red. While in the settlements of the region palapala not registered.
The eruption of Klyuchevskoy volcano began in early April of this year. Now on its slopes flow four lava flow in the crater there is a constant gush of lava.
Savvy helped the pensioner to survive
Volcanoes in Kamchatka have always attracted tourists. Sometimes not without incidents. This time all ended well – an elderly man helped savvy and found him in time rescuers.
The tour group traveled to volcanoes of Kamchatka from August 25. They visited mount Hoof and Plosky Tolbachik. In early September, the group made a camp in the area of mount Claw (close to the volcano Flat Tolbachik) and went on another photo shoot. After passing 1.5 km along the selected route 74-year-old traveler fell ill and turned back. Admiring the nature and taking a lot of pictures, tourists returned to the camp and found him sick friend. Independent search brought no results, and the next day they turned for help to the rescuers, reported the far Eastern regional center of EMERCOM of Russia.
Search and rescue operation lasted several hours. Lost hikers found at an altitude of 1600 m. It is dug in the warm slag remaining from the lava after the last eruption of Flat Tolbachik. The cause of sickness a man could not move independently, so he was evacuated by helicopter to the nearest medical facility.
Kamchatka rescuers commented on an unusual situation − savvy helped to survive. Night at that altitude in early September is already cool, this time the temperature dropped below 0°. That is, not to freeze, without special protection is almost impossible. To survive the night in such a climate 74-year-old pensioner was helped by the fact that he realized to create a bed in a warm slag.
Note, Tolbachik volcano with volcano Ostry Tolbachik is located in the southwestern sector of the Kluchevskaya group of volcanoes and are a single large array. On top of Plosky Tolbachik volcano is a Caldera with a diameter of 1800 m and a depth of 450 m, formed in 1975, Strong the eruption was also observed in 2012.