Shiveluch Volcano Erupts In Russia - Ashes Cover Large Areas
On the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's far east, a volcano erupted early Tuesday, sending dust clouds 20 kilometers (65,600 feet) into the air and covering large areas with ash. Shiveluch Volcano erupts in Russia are one of Kamchatka's most active volcanoes.
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On the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's far east, a volcano erupted early Tuesday, sending dust clouds 20 kilometers (65,600 feet) into the air and covering large areas with ash. Shiveluch Volcano erupts in Russiaare one of Kamchatka's most active volcanoes. When it erupted, the ash cloud went over 500 kilometers (more than 300 miles) to the northwest and covered several villages in grey volcanic dust.
Officials made it so that no planes could fly over the area. In several affected communities, the local government told people to stay inside and closed schools. The power went out in two villages for a few hours until emergency crews came and fixed it.
Russia: Shiveluch volcano eruption blankets entire village with ash
On the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, one of Russia's most active volcanoes has erupted, sending ash high into the air, blanketing villages in grey volcanic dust, and causing an aviation warning.
According to the Kamchatka branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Geophysical Survey, the Shiveluch volcano erupted just after midnight on Tuesday. It reached its peak about six hours later and sent an ash cloud over an area of 108,000sq km (41,700sq miles).
A 3-inch-thick layer of dust covered the village of Klyuchi, which is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) away from the volcano. Residents posted videos that showed how the ash cloud made it dark in the area. The Geological Survey says that about 24 hours after the volcano started erupting, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake happened off the coast of Kamchatka. Scientists from Russia said that the quake was a tremor from an earthquake on April 3.
As the lava flowed out of the volcano, it melted the snow and caused mudflows on a nearby highway. Villages were covered in grey ash drifts that were up to 8.5 cm (3.3 inches) deep, which was the deepest they had been in 60 years. On the large peninsula of Kamchatka, which sticks out into the Pacific Ocean northeast of Japan, about 300,000 people live.
Vladimir Solodov, who is the governor of Kamchatka, said that Kliuchy, Kozyrevsk, and Mayskoye were the worst hit. He told the people there to stay home and told them that schools were closed. Chebrov said that the volcano, which is one of Kamchatka's biggest and most active, would probably calm down now, but that more big ash clouds could not be ruled out. Chebrov said that the lava flows shouldn't get to the nearby towns.
No one was hurt right away, but scientists said that 15 hours after the eruption started, the volcano was still erupting. On the eastern side of the peninsula, the villages are in the middle of nowhere near the Kamchatka River.
As much as possible, stay at home. We are waiting for the forecasts of volcanologists monitoring the eruption to assess how long the ashfall will last.- Vladimir Solodov
He said that schools would switch to online classes "for the duration of the aftermath of the disaster." Solodov said that there were "some problems with water supply," and that the government was giving out bottles of water. He said that health workers had checked on everyone in the villages by "going into every house and apartment."
On Tuesday, Shiveluch Volcano erupts in Russia, it is one of Russia's most active volcanoes erupted on the Kamchatka peninsula in the far east. It sent a huge cloud of ash high into the sky, which covered villages with grey dust and prompted an aviation warning.
According to the Kamchatka Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Geophysical Survey, the Shiveluch volcano erupted just after midnight. It reached its peak about six hours later, spewing ash over an area of 108,000 square kilometers (41,699 square miles).
Lava flows fell from the volcano, melting snow and causing mudflows along a nearby highway. Ash drifts as deep as 8.5 centimeters covered villages, which was the most ash in 60 years.