Sunday, October 29, 2006

Karymsky Volcano (Russia)

Karymsky volcano is erupting ash to an altitude of 1.5 km. A dispersed plume of ash from the volcano stretched 100 kilometres southeast of the volcano. The volcano poses no threat to nearby settlements, but scientists have recommended people not approach it. There is some hazard to aircraft, and flights have been warned of the risk. On Wednesday, more than 450 earthquakes were recorded near the volcano. Karymsky is the most active volcano on the Kamchatka peninsula and has been erupting for 10 years.
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