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Kamchatka volcano spews ash, prompting red level danger declaration


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Petropavlovsk – Kamchatsky, April 10 – The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences reports that the eruption of the Shivluch volcano in Kamchatka poses a threat to aviation, and the highest aviation danger symbol has been declared.
The Shiveluch eruption began early in the morning on Tuesday (according to Moscow – late in the evening on Monday). Several villages in eastern Kamchatka were covered in a cloud of ash. Ashfall began. Thunder rumbled in the village of Klyuchi.
“The volcano has been awarded the highest red symbol for aviation hazard,” the institute said in a statement.

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Alexei Ozerov, director of the institute, explained that video monitoring of the volcano was difficult due to bad weather. The estimated height of the ash cloud was 15-20 kilometers.
Shiveluch is one of the largest volcanoes in Kamchatka. The nearest settlement to the volcano is the village of Klyuchi in the Ust-Kamchatsky region. It is located 47 kilometers southwest of Shiveluch.

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