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Ebeko Volcano intensified in the Kuril Islands

Ebeko Volcano intensified in the Kuril Islands
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The Ebeko volcano on the Kuril Islands threw a column of ash three kilometers high. The ash has spread over a radius of five kilometers and is a danger to aviation. An orange hazard code has been established that prohibits flights in the area of ​​Paramushir Island, on which the volcano is located.

As the RIA News, citing specialists from the laboratory of the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in the new year, eight ash emissions from 1,5 to 3 km high have already been recorded on Ebeko. He began to show activity in 2016, and two years later there was a record outbreak with a height of six km.

Ebeko 1156 m above sea level is located in the northern part of the island of Paramushir of the Kuril ridge, seven km from the city of Severo-Kurilsk. According to rescuers, there were no messages from local residents in connection with the activity of the volcano.