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16 January
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A new lava flow erupted from the Klyuchevsky volcano in Kamchatka

A new lava flow erupted from the active volcano and descended down the slope for a distance of about 1.5 kilometers in a few hours

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/NOVOSTIVL/ A new lava flow that appeared on the slope of the Klyuchevsky volcano in Kamchatka on Tuesday stretched for a kilometer and a half in a few hours, the press service of The Institute of Volcanology and seismology of the Feb RAS reports.

"On the night of December 8, a new lava flow began to pour out on the southern slope of the Klyuchevsky volcano and descended to a distance of about 1.5 km in a few hours. At the same time, the lava flow in the Apahonchisky trough on the North-Eastern slope sharply reduced its intensity," the report says.

At the moment, hot material is released at a height of about 400 m above the crater edge, and a bright glow is observed over the crater at night.

Earlier, the Institute of Volcanology and seismology TASS reported that the eruption of the Klyuchevsky volcano resumed after a two-month break in early October. Prior to this, the giant was active from November 2019 to July 2020.

The height of Klyuchevsky volcano is 4.8 thousand meters. It is located 30 km from the village of Klyuchi, Ust-Kamchatsky district, and 360 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The age of the volcano is estimated at 7 thousand years.


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