from TheWatchersAdorraeli Website
Almost simultaneously with the strong shock that hit Japan and triggered a giant tsunami in the Pacific, two Russian Kamchatka volcanoes erupted. Kizimen and Sheveluch eruptions were accompanied by earthquakes.
Ash plume rise 7km above crater. According to Russian media reports, the first cloud of dust covered the city of Ust-Kamczatsk. Over five thousand people are forced to stay at home. The authorities have recommended the strict ban on opening windows.
The population, however, was not
evacuated, and experts say that the dust does not constitute a great
Explosions at the volcanoes were accompanied by minor earthquakes. Russian service monitoring the activity of cones, however, ensure that the implemented measures guarantee the safety of residents of neighboring towns. According to Russian media reports, the first cloud of dust covered the city of Ust-Kamczatsk.
Over five thousand people are forced to stay at home. The authorities have recommended the strict ban on opening windows.
The population, however, was not evacuated, and experts say that the dust does not constitute a great danger. Despite this, from Thursday, all offices of state institutions and organizations have suspended work – except in cases of emergency. For some time, also closed roads in the region.
While this eruption does not seem to be
a significant threat to the people in Russia, the fact that an
earthquake in Japan could have triggered a volcano eruption in
Russia does have some significance.
One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds tumbling down its slopes.
Volcanology official Agus Budianto said Friday that authorities were still trying to evacuate residents living along the slopes of Mount Karangetang. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
The 5,853-foot (1,784-meter) mountain is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. It last erupted in August, killing four people. Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, is located on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. The eruption happened hours after a massive earthquake in Japan that triggered a Pacific-wide tsunami.
Meanwhile, thousands of people are fleeing their homes in northeastern Indonesia after officials warned that a tsunami up to six feet (two meters) high could hit coastal areas following a massive earthquake near Japan.
Some jumped in cars and motorcycles and
headed to high ground as sirens blared. Others huddled in mosques or
were brought to police stations or army barracks.
Yuri Yamamoto, a resident from Tokyo, tells TheWeatherSpace.com that Japan’s early warning system gave Tokyo 30 seconds of a warning, proving an advanced system may actually work elsewhere and should be implemented in places like the Western Coast of the United States.
So it has been interesting to watch
history unfolding across the planet, but TheWeatherSpace.com gives
our condolences to those lost and the over 88,000 people in Japan
that are reported to be missing.
A huge amount of lava flows and pyrocrastic materials were erupted from parasitic craters at both sides of the summit. Lava flows in the 1914 eruption piled up a channel 400m wide and connected the volcano with Osumi Peninsula. Present summit activity began in 1955.
More than 7,300 explosive eruptions have been recorded in the past 45 years.