Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the largest active volcano in Eurasia, at 4,750 meters above sea level. Pictures taken on Wednesday show lava and smoke emanating from it. According to Associated Press reports, the smoke cloud rises up to 13 kilometers into the air.
As early as mid-October, activity was documented at the volcano. Then I posted NASA Earth Observatory Satellite images showed gas and steam emerging from it.
“Shown at the top of the image is the Klyuchevskaya stratovolcano – the highest active volcano in Eurasia – which has sent a small plume of gas, steam and perhaps some ash flowing away to the northeast.”“, NASA wrote.
Schools are closed
There were no reports of infections after the outbreak, according to the Associated Press.
However, Russian authorities decided to close schools in the cities of Ust-Kamchatsk and Klyuchi for safety reasons. The communities, each with a population of about 5,000, are located 30 and 50 kilometers from the volcano, respectively.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka is not the only active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula – but it is the largest. Its last eruption occurred in June.
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