Russian volcano continues to erupt
January 10, 2013
It looks as though the eruption of the volcano in Russia has not slowed since it started at the end of November. The Plosky Tolbachik volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia continues to erupt, and is now sending gas and ash almost two to two and a half miles into the sky, according to UPI.
The eruption has recently been given an "orange" color based off of hazard with aviation, and it is expected that it could be a risk for small-scale air travel, according to the media outlet. the vapor and gas goes as far as 12 miles northeast of the source, the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences recently reported.
The volcano, which had been dormant for 36 years, started to erupt on November 27, and it is expected that it could erupt for four months in total. The volcano itself is 10,121 feet, and the lava flowing is covering more than five square miles.
You Might Also Like...
- Russian national football coach announces he will not renew his contract after Euro 2012
- Russia may offer asylum to NSA whistleblower
- Russia beats Canada for shot at the World Junior Hockey Championship gold
- United Russia's narrow election victory sparks protests
- Russia gearing up for World Cup 2018