Two Russian volcanoes on Kamchatka spew ash

April 29, 2011KAMCHATKA – Two of Far East Russia’s most active volcanoes threatened aviation and wildlife during eruptions that spewed ash above the Kamchatka Peninsula. Ash from Shiveluch soared nearly five miles high near some key trans-Pacific aviation routes. RIA Novosti reports an eruption of Kizimen volcano brought hazardous conditions to areas inhabited by wild animals, including some endangered species. The news agency said reindeer were leaving their normal habitat because their usual winter food supply of moss was buried beneath a thick crust of ash-covered snow. Experts from the Krontosky Nature Reserve told reporters that reindeer numbers may be reduced to less than 1,000 as a result of the eruption. –Earth Week
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1 Response to Two Russian volcanoes on Kamchatka spew ash

  1. Todd says:

    That’s a interesting picture, with Pacific Ocean written on it, but.. Last time I was there, the Kamchatka Peninsula had the Bering Sea on one side and the Sea of Okhotsk on the other, right?


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