Source Pravda.Ru

Karymsky volcano can erupt any day

The Karymsky volcano, one of many on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East, has become much more active of late. More than 400 smoke and ash emissions are daily registered in the volcano, which is one of the most active in the world, in the past few days. According to the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 100-200 emissions are ordinary for the Karymsky volcano. The seismic stations in the vicinity of the volcano have registered 470 surface quakes in the past few hours.

A group of specialists will go to the region to monitor the eruption of the Karymsky volcano, which is located 125 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the administrative center of the region. The eruption itself will not threaten the population of the peninsula but the ash emissions from the crate at the altitude of 1.5 kilometers spurt 2 kilometers up, endangering regular local and federal air flights and tourist helicopter routes.

The previous eruption was registered in January 1996, when molten lava shot up even from the bed of the nearby lake, killing all living organisms in it. A peninsula with an area of about 1 square kilometer appeared in the northern part of the lake, where the underwater crater was located, within a day.

There are more than 160 volcanoes in the Kamchatka peninsula, including 28 active ones, with thermal springs and hot-water geysers around them. This incredible view and the ability to take a hot-water bath around the year attract thousands of tourists to the region.