Klyuchevskaya volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, erupted at the end of last June, but on Wednesday it began releasing a column of ash about 14 kilometers high into the atmosphere. Located in the Kamchatka region, in Russia’s far east, its eruption has already destroyed roads and closed schools in surrounding areas.
This activity prompted the Russian authorities to issue a red alert for aviation. In the village of Kliuchi, located about 30 kilometers from the volcano’s crater, residents received warnings about the possibility of ash falling.
Likewise, local authorities warned that mobile phone and Internet communications could be interrupted due to the eruption, adding that they were taking “all measures to eliminate the consequences as quickly as possible.”
Klyuchevskaya is a stratovolcano and is the highest mountain in Siberia: it is also the highest active volcano in Eurasia. It is about 4,540 meters high and first appeared 7,000 years ago. The volcano’s first eruption was recorded in 1697, and it has been active ever since. According to geologists, the volcano erupted 110 times during the Holocene era (the current geological era).
Russia’s sprawling Kamchatka Peninsula is home to more than 300 volcanoes, including 29 active ones.
Incredible satellite view of the eruption of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka stratovolcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East 🇷🇺 November 1, 2023 #volcano #stratovolcano #Russia #eruption
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🌋|| Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano, the largest on the Russian Peninsula, has reported activity in the past few hours.
The lava and clouds extend into the sky about 365 kilometers. pic.twitter.com/sHETKubcgq
— Informa ES 🇸🇻 (@informa ESV) November 2, 2023
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