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Satellite images capture Russian volcano ash plume

Moscow: Karymsky, the most active volcano in the far eastern Russian Kamchatka Peninsula, erupted on Tuesday. Satellite imagery shows that the ash plume from the volcano reached a height of 6,500 metres.

As a volcano with persistent activity, Karymsky has been erupting for about 500 years. The Tuesday eruption is supposed to be a smaller explosive activity. Satellite images show that the plume of ash is moving in the eastern direction from the volcano and poses no threat to nearby residential areas. However, the Emergency Ministry has issued a warning to local air traffic as the tiny ash particles could cause problems with aircraft engine turbines.

Source: volcanodiscovery.com