, author: Ermakova M.

Shiveluch volcano erupted in Kamchatka

The eruption is potentially dangerous for air travel in the Kamchatka region due to the high altitude of ash emissions and plume clouds,

On the night of Tuesday, April 11, an eruption of the Shiveluch volcano was recorded in Kamchatka. As a result of high-altitude ash emissions, an aviation hazard code was introduced. This was announced by the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to the Institute's website, the Kamchatka Krai eruption is potentially hazardous to air travel due to high altitude ash plumes and plume clouds that can extend hundreds of kilometers in all directions from the volcano.

Climatologist from the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Kokorin told RIA Novosti that the consequences of the eruption of the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka could be more serious than the consequences of the eruption of the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010, and could threaten global cooling.

“The influence of any volcanic eruption is strong if there is a drift of eruption products into the stratosphere. If it exists, then this will clearly be a signal for a slight global cooling, short-term - one or two years, hardly more,” the climatologist explained.