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Kamchatka volcanic activity: Karymsky and Shiveluch 10 May 2008

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The Russian ITAR-TASS news agency reports today that Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka ‘has spewed an ash column to a height of 4.5 kilometres above sea level’ and that a ‘surge of seismic activity has been registered’. An information release from KVERT on 9 May 2008 warns that ‘Activity of the volcano continues and ash explosions up to 6 km (or 19,700 ft.) ASL could occur at any time’. The current alert level for Karymsky is orange.

KVERT also reports that activity at Shiveluch has decreased but ash explosions up to 10 km could occur at any time. As is almost always the case, avalanches and fumarolic activity are occurring at the lava dome, and thermal anomalies have been registered. The current alert level for Shiveluch is orange.

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Karymsky – summary information for Karymsky (1000-13=)
Global Volcanism Program: Shiveluch – summary information for Shiveluch (1000-27=)
KVERT: Karymsky volcano – KVERT (Kamchatka Volcanoes Emergency Response Team) profile for Karymsky
KVERT: Sheveluch volcano – KVERT (Kamchatka Volcanoes Emergency Response Team) profile for Shiveluch
KVERT: information releases – current activity summary for Kamchatka volcanoes
Alaska Volcano Observatory – Activity – includes AVO reports on Kamchatka volcanoes
Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team – KVERT information page from the AVO

News
Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka spews ash column to 4,5 km – ITAR-TASS, 10 May 2008

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