The highest volcano in Eurasia, the Klyuchevskoy volcano, is currently erupting. And during its eruptive phase, which began on April 10, the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia even released a very rare and large volcanic smoke ring.
Now the explosive-effusive eruption of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano continues. Strombolic and sometimes volcanic types of volcanic activity are observed. The surroundings and the nearest settlements are covered with ash.
Lava flows along the southeastern flank of the volcano (Apakhonchich trench), accompanied by phreatic splashes and the collapse of loose slag material.
According to satellite data, the ash plume extends about 424 km west of the volcano at an altitude of 5,500-6,000 meters above sea level.