The Earth is rumbling again.
Strong eruptions occurred on February 24, 2016 at Sheveluch (Russia) and Sinabung (Indonesia) volcanoes sending ash plumes several thousand meters in the sky!
Explosive-extrusive eruption of the Sheveluch volcano continues.
The Sheveluch volcano, located in Kamchatka, Russia woke up today sending a plume of ash and gase 2.5 kilometers over its summit.
According to first calculations, jets of ash were propulsed more than five kilometers above sea level. Officials changed the aviation volcanic alert to orange.
Officials strongly recommend to stay far away from the volcano, as large amount of poisonous gas was also released.
Ash explosions up to 26,200-32,800 ft (8-10 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.
Strong explosion at Sinabung volcano – Danger of lahar
Another explosion was recorded at Sinabung volcano in Indonesia on February 24, 2017.
Officials fear lahars (cold lava flow) flowing towards the Sinabung valley due to heavy rains that hit the region on February 23, 2017.
The first lahars however did not engulf farmland and settlements.
Always be prepared for the next eruption in your area!