Google+
Рейтинг@Mail.ru
Pravda.ru

News » Science

Highest volcano in Eurasia starts erupting

15.10.2012 | Source:

Pravda.Ru

 
Highest volcano in Eurasia starts erupting. 48251.jpeg

The highest active volcano in Eurasia, Klyuchevskaya Sopka has started to erupt, officials with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

On the night of October 15, there was light seen over the summit of the volcano indicating a blowout of lava in its crater, Vesti.ru reports. Experts believe the release of ash to the height of 6 feet above sea level may start any moment. Lava flows on the slopes of the volcano are also expected.

Yellow aviation color code has been assigned to the volcano to warn about the potential danger that the volcanic ash and gases may pose to aircraft engines. Nothing has been said about the possible threat to human settlements. The nearest settlement is 30 kilometers far from Klyuchevskaya Sopka.

The last eruption of Klyuchevskaya Sopka took place from September 2009 to December 2010. In June this year, the giant began to wake up again. Klyuchevskaya Sopka is located 360 km north-north-east off Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The height of the mount is 4,750 meters above sea level.

 

 
| More
1128

Popular photos

Most popular

Elite Insanity on Display in Ukraine
Elite Insanity on Display in Ukraine
For those of us interested in understanding what is driving the conflict in Ukraine, now seriously complicated by the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet - which has raised the...
Russia responds to US and EU sanctions and accusations
Russia responds to US and EU sanctions and accusations
On Saturday, the Russian Foreign Ministry responded to the accusations from the White House spokesman, who said that Putin and the Russians were "guilty" of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 in...
Система Orphus