Klyuchevskoy Volcano active again

The Klyuchevskoy Volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, the highest in Eurasia (4,833 meters), has become active again. For one day now it has been ejecting gases and ashes to the height of three thousand meters. The train of the ashes has already stretched for seventy kilometers to the east of the volcano whose activity is gradually increasing.

According to data of the local observers, the luminescence in the crater is becoming more intensive, which testifies to the appearance of new lava. The seismic stations in the area of the volcano are fixing a great number of earthquakes on the surface and at a depth of thirty kilometers under the central crater.

Experts forecast a new powerful eruption of the Klyuchevskoy in the near future, which will be dangerous for the town of Klyuchi situated some thirty kilometers from the volcano.

The latest powerful eruption of the Klyuchevskoy volcano took place in 1994.