Eurasia’s Highest Volcano Spews Ash As Quakes Rattle Kamchatka

RIA Novosti
Friday 11th October, 2013

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, October 11 (RIA Novosti) – Eurasia’s highest volcano, Klyuchevskoy in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, threw plumes of smoke and ash high into the air on Friday amid a series of quakes in the region.The Klyuchevskoy, which lies 220 miles north of regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world and reaches an altitude of 15,584 feet. It erupts about every 2-3 years.The Kamchatka emergencies ministry said in a statement that scientists observing volcanic activity in the region notified the authorities on Friday mor…

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