The length of the lava flow descending along the slope of Klyuchevskoy volcano has increased to almost a kilometer, the press service of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IV&S) of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences informs on Monday.
According to the director of IVS Alexei Ozerov, the lava flow is pouring out into the Apakhonchi trench, the source is located in the area of the bocca formed by the previous eruption. The stream stretched up to 1 km.
Yuri Demyanchuk, head of the Klyuchevskoy volcano station IViS, noted that the giant’s activity had sharply increased in recent days. As the specialist specified, ejections of incandescent material were recorded in the crater to a height of about 100 m above the rim.
The volcano was active after a two-month hiatus in early October. Previously, activity was observed from November 2019 to July 2020.