Klyuchevskoy volcano (Kamchatka): strong ashfall related to elevated activity
According to Yury Demianchuk from the volcanological observatory, a strong ashfall occurred in Kozyrevsk village, related as a response to an increased activity of the volcano recorded on 18 January at about 20:00 local time.
The fresh ash deposits formed ashlayer that was covered by half-meter of new snowlayer from continuous snowfall with prevailing eastern winds on 19 January. The ash plume extended about 50 km of the volcano.
The color and structure of the ash particles are very different from the previous eruptions of the volcano.
The lava flow on the south-southwest flank remains active and continue to emerge from the summit vent.