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Ash release was recorded on a volcano in the Sakhalin region

Ash release was recorded on a volcano in the Sakhalin region
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An ash ejection was observed on the Ebeko volcano, located on the Paramushir island of the Kuril ridge, on the morning of April 12. The height was about 4,5 km.

According to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for the Sakhalin Region, the volcano is located northwest of Severo-Kurilsk, only seven kilometers away. The ash plume has spread in a northeast direction, there is no threat to the city.

The rescuers also note that according to the gas analyzers, the MPC level for volcanic gases is not exceeded. There have been no complaints from the population yet. In Severo-Kurilsk itself, a slight ashfall is observed, and a slight smell of hydrogen sulfide is felt.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations also reminds that in case of ash falls, you need to tightly close the windows and doors, try not to go outside. If necessary, use respirators or gauze bandages. You should not use the technique during the ashfall, and then clean the house, roof and other places where ash could get.

 

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