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In Kamchatka, two volcanoes threw ash pillars

Volcanoes Shiveluch and Zhupanovsky, erupting in Kamchatka, threw out ash poles, the EMERCOM of Russia in the Kamchatka Territory said on Sunday.

"Ash ejection on Shiveluch volcano occurred on Sunday morning local time. Judging by the video data, the height of the ash ejection was up to 8 km above sea level," the message says.

According to the Ministry of Emergencies, the ash cloud spreads east-southeast from the volcano toward the Ozernovskiy Bay.

"There are no settlements on the way of the ash plume spreading. No ash fallout in settlements of the Kamchatka Territory was recorded. But in the event of a change in wind direction, the fallout of ash particles in settlements of the Ust-Kamchatka Municipal District is possible," the Ministry of Emergency Situations notes.

A few hours before, the ash release occurred on the Zhupanovsky volcano.

"The height of the ash ejection on the Zhupanovsky volcano was up to 6 km above sea level. The ash cloud spread 250 kilometers east of the volcano towards the Pacific Ocean," the Emergencies Ministry said.

According to experts, ash emissions from the Zhupanovsky threat to the population does not represent. There are no settlements in the way of ash plume propagation.

The nearest to the volcano of the village of Koryaki Elizovsky Municial District - 98 kilometers, the distance to the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - 100 kilometers, to the city of Yelizovo - 102 kilometers.

Tourist organizations are advised not to organize tours to the area of ​​the volcanoes Shiveluch and Zhupanovsky, who are assigned one of the most threatening - orange hazard code for aviation.

Shiveluch is the northernmost active volcano in Kamchatka, located at 45 km from the village of Klyuchi in the Ust-Kamchatsky district, where about 5 thousand people live. This is one of the largest volcanic structures in Kamchatka. Activity Shiveluch increased in May 2009 year. As a result, the dome of the volcano cut a cleft depth of about 30 m.

The Zhupanovsky volcano is in the eastern part of the Dzenzur-Zhupanovsky group, which includes the Zhupanovskaya hill, the Dzenzur volcano and three cones: Lilac, Tetyaeva and Yuryevsky. The height of the southeastern cone of the Zhupanovskaya hill is 2 thousand 958 m.

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