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Eurasia’s tallest volcano erupts, ash blankets Russian peninsula

MOSCOW (AP) – Huge ash columns erupted from Eurasia’s tallest active volcano Wednesday, forcing authorities to close schools in two towns on Russia’s sparsely populated Kamchatka Peninsula.

The eruptions from the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano sent ash as high as 13 kilometres (km) above sea level, officials said.

The Klyuchevskoy volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, erupts in Russia’s northern Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far Eat, on Sunday, October 29. Huge ash columns erupted from Eurasia’s tallest active volcano on Wednesday, November 1, forcing authorities to close schools in two towns in the region. PHOTO: AP

There were no reports of injuries, but officials ordered schools in Ust-Kamchatsk and Klyuchy closed as a precaution. 

Each town has a population of about 5,000. Klyuchy is located about 30km from the volcano and Ust-Kamchatsk 50km away.

The 4,650-metre stratovolcano has been active in recent years and released lava in June. The Kamchatka Peninsula, which extends into the Pacific Ocean about 6,700km east of Moscow, is noted for its array of active and dormant volcanoes, geysers and geothermal springs.

The Klyuchevskoy volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, erupts in Russia’s northern Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far Eat, on Saturday, October 28. PHOTO: AP
The Klyuchevskoy volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, erupts in Russia’s northern Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far Eat, on Wednesday, November 1. Huge ash columns erupted from Eurasia’s tallest active volcano on Wednesday, forcing authorities to close schools in two towns in the region. PHOTO: AP

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