Shiveluch volcano on Kamchatka spews ash 8 km high

Friday, June 15, 2012
By Paul Martin
June 15, 2012

KAMCHATKA – The Shiveluch volcano on Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East has erupted with ash rising to an altitude of 8 km above sea level, ITAR-TASS reports. Currently there is no danger for local communities. The eruption was accompanied by underground shocks which lasted 3.5 minutes. The Shiveluch volcano is the most northern and the most active volcano on Kamchatka. The volcano became active in 1980. –Voice of Russia

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