New Eruption Occurs From Shiveluch Volcano
There was a new eruption of ash from Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka on Sunday, the press service of the Emergency Situations’ Ministry department for Kamchatka territory reports.
“According to visual observations of KVERT (the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team), there was another eruption of ash. The height of the ash plume is up to 8 kilometers above sea level,” the report says.
Given the direction of the wind the ash cloud spread to the southeast bypassing populated areas. No ash falls were registered in towns and villages of Ust-Kamchatka municipal district.
Earlier reports said there was an eruption of ash Sunday morning to the altitude of 6.2 kilometers.
There is no threat to the population.
All travel agencies have been notified about the threat to tourists and they have been strongly advised against sending tourist groups along routes running near the volcano. The orange aviation color code has been assigned to the volcano.
Volcano Shiveluch on Kamchatka again has spewed ash up to ten km above sea level.
It creates no danger for the population. No ash falls have been reported, the Kamchatka office of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
The ash emission was reported late on October 30. Satellites recorded a cloud of ash from the volcano at an altitude of about five km above sea level. It was moving northeast 150 km away from Shiveluch over the Bering Sea.
According to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT), the volcano has the “orange” alert code, next after the highest, warning about danger for aircraft. All the services concerned are informed.
Shiveluch is the northernmost and one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula. It has erupted with short periods of calm for about ten years.
The volcano is located 450 km northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It is 3,283 m high. The highest active part, Young Shiveluch, is 2,8 km above sea level. The diameter is 45-50 km.
The last periods of its activity were reported in 1980-81 and 1993-95.
The Zhupanovsky volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula has spewed ash to a height of 4 km above sea level, the ash cloud has moved 75 km southwest from the volcano towards the Avacha Gulf. There are no settlements on its way, so no ash fall has been registered in populated localities on the peninsula, the press service of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s (EMERCOM) main department for Kamchatka Krai reported on Friday.
According to the classification of the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT), the second highest level of hazard to aircraft – the orange aviation colour code has been assigned to the Zhupanovsky volcano. All the services ensuring flight safety have been warned. However, the EMERCOM press service said that there are no air routes near the volcano.
The Directorate of the Volcanoes of Kamchatka Nature Park told Itar-Tass on Friday that an employee of the Nalychevo Nature Park was the first to register on October 23 the awakening of the Zhupanovsky volcano that has been dormant for the past 56 years. According to the expert, a powerful outburst of ash in the active part of the volcano was visible from the central part of the park at about 30 km from the foot of the giant mount. A roar could be heard there from the started eruption, and after a while after the volcano awakening there was volcanic ash fall. The ash layer on the ground was about 1 mm thick, the expert said. An inspector of the nature part said during a radio communication session on Friday that the Zhupanovsky was now spewing ash at the moment, but columns of steam are rising from it, confirming that its activity is not subsiding.
There are no tourists at present in the Nalychevo Natural Park, where the volcano is located. However, experts did not exclude that people who want to watch the eruption would appear there in the coming weekend. The park is located at a distance of some 40 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It is easy to get there on all-terrain vehicles by a dirt road.
The volcano itself is located about 70 km northeast of the Kamchatka regional centre. The height of the giant mount is 2,958 metres. Its age is about 50 thousand years. The previous eruption had been observed in 1956-1957.
According to the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far East branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), all known eruptions of the Zhupanovsky volcano have been relatively weak, without catastrophic consequences. The volcano currently poses no danger to settlements, experts say.