The activity of the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka has increased

The activity of the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka has increased
The activity of the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka has increased
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The activity of the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka is growing, large collapses of hot ground occur, told RIA Novosti at the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Earlier it was reported that Shiveluch intensified after the earthquake of magnitude 8, 2, which occurred on July 29, 2021 in the region of the Alaska Peninsula. The lava obelisk, which has been forming in the volcano's crater since the beginning of this year, has collapsed, and magmatic material is being squeezed out in its place.

"Above the southeastern edge of the crater, there is a constant glow. Small falls and hot avalanches occur periodically along the southern and southeastern slopes of the dome. Large collapses occur up to four times a night with the formation of avalanches and ash emissions," said volcanologist Yuri Demyanchuk.

The scientist added that being in the Shiveluch area is now extremely dangerous for people.

"People come to see the eruption, not realizing what risk they are putting themselves at. It is impossible to escape from the pyroclastic flow, the temperature inside the stream can reach 800 degrees Celsius. Ash emissions and landslides are also dangerous," said Demyanchuk.

Shiveluch is one of the largest volcanoes in Kamchatka. It includes three main structures: the Old Shiveluch volcano, the ancient caldera and the active Young Shiveluch volcano. The height of the lava dome of Young Shiveluch is 2500 meters. The volcano is located at the intersection of the Kuril-Kamchatka and Aleutian island arcs, at a distance of 50 kilometers from the village of Klyuchi and 450 kilometers from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The age of the giant is estimated at 60-70 thousand years.

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