Dec 28

Heavy snowfall cuts Kamchatka off from outside world:

Russia – In Kamchatka, the airport “Yelizovo” was closed due to coming to the region of a snow cyclone.

The ministry reported that a powerful cyclone from Japan hit the southern regions of Kamchatka and brought heavy snow and wind. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

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Eruption plume from Shiveluch’s explosion on September 24, 2014. Copyright: Y. Demyanchuk/Volkstat.ru

Powerful Eruption At Shiveluch, Kamchatka, Russia (The Watchers, Sep 25, 2014):

A powerful eruption was observed at Russian Shiveluch volcano at 00:41 UTC on September 24, 2014. Ash plume rose up to 11 km (38 000 feet) altitude.

The eruption generated several pyroclastic flows, some of which surpassed the 350 m high western caldera wall.

The explosion could have been a result of gas pressure that slowly build up under the lava dome’s plug of viscous lava, VolcanoDiscovery said. Continue reading »

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