Russian Volcano Spews Ash to 9,500 Meters

Posted on April 17, 2012

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Russia’s northernmost active volcano is churning out ash to a height of 9,500 meters (over

Shiveluch, Russia

31,000 feet) in the country’s Far East, local scientists reported on Tuesday.

The 3,283-meter (10,771-foot) Shiveluch volcano increased activity in May 2009 and has been periodically spewing ash from three to ten kilometers.

“A powerful eruption of ashes took place 05.59 a.m. local time , a source at the Far Eastern Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The official said the column of ashes could be clearly seen from a distance of 40 kilometers spreading to the east.

“It is the most powerful eruption this year,” the expert said.

RIA Novosti

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