Russia’s Shiveluch Volcano erupts leading scientists to issue warnings
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The Shiveluch volcano erupted for the fourth time on Sunday morning, creating a seven kilometer-tall plume of ash, leading scientists to issue warnings for local residents and airlines.
The Shiveluch volcano, in Russia’s far-eastern Kamchatka territory erupted on Sunday morning for the fourth time in the past week, the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) announced on its website.
A plume of ash over seven kilometers tall rose as a result of the eruption, leading scientists to issue a warning for aircraft. The scientists also issued an ash alert for Kamchatka’s residents, advising them to stay indoors and and stock up on food and water.
The volcano is one of five currently erupting or restless in Kamchatka, with the others being Zhupanovsky, Klyuchevsoy, Karmysky and Bezymianny.
Kamchatka, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, is known for its active volcanoes, and Shiveluch, one of the region’s biggest, has been erupting since 2009.
Courtesy of Sputnik News