Klyucevskoy Volcano, 4750 m high, from Kamchatka Peninsula, began to erupt 5 days ago. Currently the highest active volcano in Eurasia throws incandescent rocks at a height of over 100 m.
Located 220 miles from the city of Petropavlovk-Kamceatsky, Klyucesvskoy erupts regularly every two years.
“Now it began to throw hot lava with a frequency of 1-6 minutes. Unlike other volcanoes, Klyucevskoy has a slow activity that intensifies over time, now the volcano presents danger only for tourists who don’t take notice of warnings and venture on its slopes. If volcanic activity will worsen is possible to register spills of lava on the slopes and the amount of ash disposed at great heights could affect air traffic in the region”, said Alexei Ozerov, a researcher at the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Kamchatka.
The seismological station nearby has more than 100 local earthquakes in a standard 24 hours. The last eruption took place on February 15, 2007, the cloud of volcanic ash rising up to the height of 8.7 kilometers above the Bering sea. Today there are over 150 volcanoes in Kamchatka, of which 29 are still active.