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Bezymianny volcano (Kamchatka): new explosive eruption sends ash to 27,000 ft altitude

Fri, 9 Mar 2012, 07:00
07:00 AM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER
Following the steep increase of seismic activity a and eruption warning since 2 March, a new explosive eruption of Bezymianny volcano (the "volcano without name") in Kamchatka has started yesterday evening and is continuing.
According to Tokyo Ash Advisory Center, a plume is visible on Landsat imagery reaching flight level 270 (27,000 ft / around 9 km altitude) and extends 136 mi (220 km) to the north-east from the volcano.
KVERT reports that the "strong explosive eruption began about 21:27 UTC on March 08 and continues." Ash fall started to occur at Ust'-Kamchatsk Village from 01:30 UTC om March 09, and continues at present.
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