Explosive volcanic eruption of Strombolian type continues. Satellite data by KVERT showed an intensive thermal anomaly over the volcano all week. Strong explosions sent ash up to 8-9 km a.s.l. near 13:40 UTC on 23 April, and ash cloud continues to drift to the south-west of the volcano. At 02:28 UTC on April 24, the leading edge of the ash cloud is an estimated 453 km south-west of the volcano.
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,240 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 281 mi (453 km)
Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: WSW / azimuth 253 deg
“The eruption was detected by seismic sensors, satellite images show that the eruption column rose 6 kilometers [3.7 miles] above the sea level,” a representative of the Russian agency told RIA Novosti.
The volcanic ash cloud has spread over an area of almost 13,500 square feet. It has drifted 124 miles southeast toward the Sea of Okhotsk, in the Pacific Ocean.
There was no immediate threat to the public safety. Ash was blown away from nearby towns, emergencies services in the Kamchatka region said.
The 15,580-feet volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula has been rumbling to life since the beginning of April. It has been almost continuously active for the past 50 years but the number of tremors and ash eruptions has been on the rise lately.
April 24 , 2016.Klyuchevskoy , Kamchatka :
Sources : Kvert , Volkstat ru . , Sputniknews.com
Photo : Volkstat.ru.