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Highest volcano in Eurasia spews ash 7.5 kilometres in the air

By The Siberian Times reporter
03 August 2016

The 7,000  year old volcano is the highest mountain in Russia outside the Caucases. 

'Ash is carried to the north-east. The concrete size of the ash plume is unknown since a large area near the volcano is covered in thick clouds.' Picture: Denis Budkov

Satellite images show the ash column spiralling to 7.5 km above sea level, said the Geological Service in Kamchatka.

'Ash is carried to the north-east. The concrete size of the ash plume is unknown since a large area near the volcano is covered in thick clouds,' said a statement.

So far there are no reports about volcanic ash eruptions in settlements of the Ust-Kamchatsky district, where the volcano is located.

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Volcano

So far there are no reports about volcanic ash eruptions in settlements of the Ust-Kamchatsky district, where the volcano is located. Pictures: Volcano Station 'Klyuchi'

The Klyuchevskoy, also called Klyuchevskaya Sopka, is located 360 km north-west of regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the extreme east of Russia.

The nearest town, Klyuchi, is home to about 5,000 people. The volcano rises 4,750 metres above sea level.

It is one of 29 active volcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula.

The Klyuchevskoy, also called Klyuchevskaya Sopka, is located 360 km north-west of regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the extreme east of Russia. Picture: The Siberian Times

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Excellent photographs
Simon Robinson, Blackburn, England
04/08/2016 13:52
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