Monday, May 28, 2007

Kliuchevskoi Volcano, Russia - John Seach

An ash column from Kliuchevskoi volcano in Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia reached 9 km altitude yesterday. Incandescence was visible above the summit at night. Hot volcanic bombs were ejected 500 m above the crater every 5-10 seconds. There are several lava flows descending the volcano, with the longest reaching 3000 m above sea level. The lava flows have melted the glacier and mudflows are traveling down the slopes. A roar from the volcano and phreatic explosions have been heard by residents closeby.
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