Volcano in Russia's Far East spew ash to 6,000 meters

14:17, May 04, 2011      

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The Shiveluch volcano on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East, has spewed ash to an altitude of 6,000 meters above sea level, local media reported Tuesday.

The seismic activity at the volcano intensified at 4:30 local time Tuesday (1730 GMT Monday) and reached its peak at 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. local time (1900 to 2100 GMT Monday) before gradually abating, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Though experts said there was no danger for local communities, an aviation "orange" alert has been assigned to the area.

Meanwhile, Kizimen, another volcano on the peninsula, has become active and spewed ash into the air of up to 7,000 meters.

Source: Xinhua
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