On the peninsula three powerful volcanoes erupt at the same time. Ashes bury Kronotsky Reserve
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY. February 7. VOSTOK-MEDIA - Kamchatka volcanologists examine Kizimen eruption which is now going on on the peninsula. Scientists flew over the volcano, which is assigned an orange hazard class, by helicopter. Descended on its slopes. Here, samples of ash are studied to determine the activity of the volcano. Kizimenom over the height of nearly five miles throws up a huge column of smoke, ash and fumes. Volcano seriously threatens aviation.
- In a cloud of ash are tiny particles that get on the inside of the engine (the compressor, the turbine), they act as sandpaper - mechanic says the Mi-8 Alexander Borutsky. - It may even cause automatic shutdown of the engine.
Ashes of Kizimen reache the edge of the capital - Petropavlovsk-Kamchastkogo, from the vicinity of the volcano wild animals flee, which may indicate that the eruption of his efforts in the near future. At present scientists are not able to give accurate forecasts of the eruption.