Kamchatka’s Klyuchevskoy Volcano very active – Ash Cloud 6 Km high

Erupting Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, with the new lava flow (Sep 2013) (Photo: Sergey Krasnoshchokov)

In a earlier post I shared about some of Russia’s most beautiful mountains, as of late this is what’s happening at Mt. Kluchevskoy.

Volcano Kluchevskoy is the highest peak on the Kamchatka Peninsula, it’s also the most active volcano in Eurasia, in fact it’s one of the highest and most active volcanoes in the world. Over the last couple of months has shown some interesting activity. 


The picture above shows the activity that was occurring on the 10th of Dec.


Then on December 11, Klyuchevskoy Volcano started erupting in Kamchatka and has spewed an ash cloud six kilometers high, the Kamchatkan territorial emergency situations department reported on Wednesday. It has been said that the ash cloud stretched 250 kilometers east-northeast. The towns that are in the direct path of the ash cloud are Ust-Kamchatsky and Krutoberegovo. An orange alert has been issued for the volcano.

So as you can see things can change very quickly . I’m my belief some of what’s happening is a direct result of global warming. The ash cloud itself could potentially cause a reversal of some of the warming. If anyone else has more conclusive information it would be interesting to hear.



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