A new lava dome is growing on Shiveluch volcano
In the Kamchatka Territory, on the Shiveluch volcano, earthquakes have been occurring for several days and a new lava dome is growing. This is reported by the Kamchatka branch of the Unified Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“A swarm of earthquakes has been observed on the Shiveluch volcano for several days. The strongest of them are with a magnitude of 4.8,” – leads RIA Novosti May 2 statement of the service.
Volcanologist Dmitry Melnikov in his Telegram channel also toldthat in the area of the dome of the Karan Shiveluch volcano there is a powerful emission of gases, there are areas warmed up to 100 degrees. In addition, a new lava dome is growing in the crater. According to the scientist, most likely, seismic activity can be associated with the introduction of magmatic matter into the area of the Karan dome.
Monday night at Shiveluch there was an earthquake magnitude 5.0. The tremors were felt in the village of Klyuchi. In total, on Sunday, April 30, 15 earthquakes were recorded near the volcano.
Shiveluch began erupting on April 11. Scientists called the ash fall in the village of Klyuchi the strongest in 60 years. On April 30, residents of settlements near the volcano were again warned that the likelihood of a powerful ash emission had increased. According to emergency services, the ejection cloud can reach a height of 15 thousand meters.