May 28, 2023

The Shiveluch volcano has become active again in Kamchatka. Regional Government April 30 warned about the possibility of a new eruption.

“We strongly recommend not to approach the volcano,” the authorities said in a statement. It also says that due to the threat of an eruption, the Klyuchi-Ust-Kamchatsk road was closed until the evening of May 1.

The head of the Ust-Kamchatsky district of the Kamchatka Territory, Oleg Bondarenko, spoke about the possibility of an eruption, ash emissions and gatherings of pyroclastic and mudflows. “I recommend the residents of our region not to leave the settlements, just in case, provide themselves with supplies of drinking water,” wrote he is in his telegram channel.

Bondarenko specified that the state of emergency remains in the Ust-Kamchatsky region, and emergency services are on standby.

Shiveluch volcano erupts regularly, but the previous ash ejection on the night of April 11 turned out to be the strongest over the past 60 years, the stream has surged 15 kilometers up, and the sky has turned black. There was so much ash that the inhabitants of the village of Klyuchi, after being thrown out, sculpted ash-mounds.

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