Russian Volcano Erupts Sending Ash To 6,500 Meters Up

A Russian volcano erupted on Tuesday sending out ash to a height of 6.5 kilometers, Russian media reported quoting the Emergency Ministry.

The 1,486-meter Karymsky volcano in the country's Kamchatka peninsula is active since 1996 with periodic eruptions. "An ash eruption to a height of up to 6,500 meters took place at the Karymsky volcano early on Tuesday," said a Ministry report.

The plume of ash is moving in the eastern direction from the volcano and poses no threat to nearby residential areas. The Ministry, however, issued a warning to local air traffic as the tiny ash particles often cause problems with aircraft engine turbines.

The 3,283-meter Shiveluch, another active Kamchatka volcano, spewed ash to a height of up to five kilometers on Monday. There are more than 150 volcanoes on Kamchatka, 29 of them active, the report said.

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