The Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano threw ash up to 5.5 km. About this on Thursday, October 8, writes the press service of the regional headquarters of the Ministry of Emergencies.
“Taking into account the wind direction, the ash plume spread in the east-southeast direction for a distance of 200 kilometers towards the Bering Sea. There are no settlements on the way of spreading the ash plume, ”the department warned.
Another ash ejection, but from the Shiveluch volcano, occurred less than an hour after the first. The ash release reached an altitude of 2.5 km. The ash plume from this outburst, according to experts, will spread 150 km from the volcano in an east-southeast direction – towards the Bering Sea. There are also no settlements on its way.
Emergency services did not record the fallout of ash in the settlements of Kamchatka. There are no international air routes in this area.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations warned local residents and guests of the region that in case of ash falls, it is necessary to close the doors and windows of the premises and do not go outside unnecessarily, since the ash that gets into the lungs can cause allergic reactions when inhaled.
If the ash gets into the room, then everyone inside must wear respirators or cotton bandages pre-soaked in soda solution.
“…[необходимо] cover the computer, stereo system and other equipment with plastic wrap or thick cloth and do not use during the ash fall, ”the department added.
Klyuchevskoy or Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the highest active volcano in Eurasia. Its height reaches 4.85 km. The height of Sheveluch volcano is 3.283 km.
On October 4, rescuers warned of the likelihood of an eruption of the Bezymyanny volcano in Kamchatka.