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Russian air companies recommended changing flight routes over Kamchatka
09:37, 21 December 2015
Russian air companies recommended changing flight routes over Kamchatka

Five kilometer-high swirl of dust raised in the air due to eruption of Shyveluch volcano in Russia

09:37, 21 December 2015

TASS

The burning hot avalanche from Shyveluch volcano in Kamchatka, Russia, brought a 5-km-high swirl of dust into the air, TASS agency reported.  

The volcano’s current hazard code is orange, as ash falls can take place any time, raising up to 10 kilometers of ash into the air. The air companies, whose aircraft passes over the Shyveluch area, are recommended to change their flight routes for safety reasons. TASS reports that particles of ash may get inside aircraft engines and disable them.

No threats for inhabited localities reported.      

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