Klyuchevskoy Volcano in Russia’s Kamchatka spews ash 6 km high

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December 11, 2013KAMCHATKAThe Klyuchevskoy Volcano erupting in Kamchatka has spewed ash six kilometers high, the Kamchatkan territorial emergency situations department reported on Wednesday. “The volcanic event occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The ash cloud stretched 250 kilometers east-northeast. The towns of Ust-Kamchatsky and Krutoberegovo are situated in the path of the ash cloud,” it said. No ash fall has been reported from towns on the peninsula, according to the department. An orange alert has been issued for the volcano. The Klyuchevskaya Sopka (Klyuchevskoy) volcano, which is 4,850 meters tall, is an active stratovolcano situated in the east of Kamchatka. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Eurasia. The villages of Klyuchi and Kozyryok are located a mere 45 kilometers from it. –VOR

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