VIDEO | Amazing scenes: Ash covered the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula, the Shiveluch volcano is not resting
The Shiveluch volcano on the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula has been spewing ash for the second day.
The eruption of one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka began yesterday, and the volcanic ash spread 500 kilometers to the northwest and covered several villages.
Amazing videos came out of how the ash covered the settlements.
An active volcano on Russia's remote Kamchatka Peninsula erupted for a second day, sending a 10-km-high plume of ash into the sky, and a hazard warning remains in place for airlines https://t.co/qLv7QXhr7D pic.twitter.com/AfG1bh465r
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The Geophysical Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences said the eruption continued today and that the volcano was throwing up dust clouds up to 10 kilometers high.
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Since the eruption began, this area has been closed to flights and residents are advised to stay indoors.
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Bezymianny volcano in Kamchatka, Russia erupted on the afternoon of 7/4/23 producing an ash column of up to 12,000 meters.
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Shiveluch has two parts – Old Shiveluch with a height of 3.283 meters and smaller, very active Young Shiveluch.
Red Alert! Kamchatka volcano blocks out sun
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Kamchatka is located 6.600 kilometers east of Moscow and has 160 volcanoes, of which about 30 are active.
A few days ago, a strong earthquake measuring 6.5 degrees on the Richter scale hit the Kamchatka peninsula located in the far east of Russia.
Several videos of the moment of the earthquake appeared on social networks.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in Kamchatka, Russia.
According to the Petropavlovsk seismic station, the incident occurred in the water area of the Avachyn Bay at a depth of 100 km. The threat of a tsunami was not announced.
There is no information about the… pic.twitter.com/AnyvYj7Br2
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But just one day before the earthquake there was an eruption of one of the volcanoes on this peninsula.
Volcanic eruption in Kamchatka 😯pic.twitter.com/0tcXRWATau
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The peninsula is about 6.600 kilometers east of Moscow and is one of the areas with the highest concentration of geothermal activity in the world, with about 30 active volcanoes.
Due to its volcanoes, geysers and thermal springs, Kamchatka is an attractive destination for many nature lovers.
The 1.200 km long and up to 450 km wide Kamchatka Peninsula has about 160 volcanoes, but only a few of them are still active. The volcanic region is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.