Shiveluch in violent eruption

Shiveluch volcano. © Photo: ru.wikipedia.org/NASA/JSC

Reports speak of a violent volcanic eruption of Mount Shiveluch on Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.

Smoke and ash from the volcano have climbed to 10 kilometres, sparking no-fly warnings for the surrounding area. Snow around the crater is rapidly melting, creating mudslides.

Shiveluch supports a caldera of 1.5 kilometres in diameter. Its current activity period started in 1980.

http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/10/16/58828158.html

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