Volcano Ebeko threw ash to a height of two kilometers

On Monday, experts recorded an ash eruption at the Ebeko volcano, which is located on Paramushir Island in the Kuril group of islands. Information about the incident was received by the Crisis Management Center of the Sakhalin Region Emergency Situations Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry from the island’s volcanic eruption response team.

According to specialists, the ash rose to a height of two kilometers above sea level and spread in the northern direction for a distance of more than five kilometers. However, in the town of Severo-Kurilsk, which is located nearby, the ashfall and the smell of hydrogen sulfide were not observed, and there is no threat to the life activity of the population.

The Ebeko volcano is active and has been regularly emitting ash and smoke since October 2016. The record emission was recorded in August 2018, when a column of smoke rose to a height of six kilometers from a new volcano vent formed in 2017.

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