The volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka region has spewed ashes, covering a local village with a thin layer of soot, the Emergency Situations Ministry said on Wednesday, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
The ash cloud from the Sheveluch Volcano reached 6,500 meters above sea level, the ministry said in a statement, RIA Novosti reported. The volcano is 3,283 meters high.
Winds carried ashes nearly 50 kilometers east of the volcano, reaching the village of Ust-Kamchatsk, where a 1-millimeter layer of ash fallout was registered, the report said.
The incident presented no hazards to local residents’ health, the report said.
The KVERT indicates just the pursuit of eruptive activity: A growth of the lava dome continues, moderate ash explosions, hot avalanches, fumarole activity and incandescence of the dome summit and hot avalanches accompanies this process. Satellite data by KVERT showed a thermal anomaly over the volcano.
December 18, 2015 . Sheveluch, Kamchatka :
Source : themoscowtimes.com , Kvert .
Photo : Yu. Demyanchuk, IVS FEB RAS, KVERT