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Vladivostok, Russia (UPI) Apr 26, 2012
A volcano on Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula erupted Thursday, sending an ash cloud to an altitude of almost 7 miles, officials said.
The eruption of the Shiveluch volcano present no immediate threat to people in the region and no emissions of volcanic dust were monitored at ground level in neighboring villages, ITAR-Tass reported.
Two earthquakes were registered at the volcano over the past 24 hours, which was given a Red Aviation Code under the U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program.
A Red Aviation Code is given when an eruption is under way with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere.
The 10,770-foot Shiveluch, Kamchatka's northernmost active volcano, has been active for more than four weeks.
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NASA's New Satellite Movie of One Week's Ash Activity from Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Apr 25, 2012
Satellites continue to provide a look at the ash and gas clouds being emitted from Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano. NASA has animated imagery from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite to provide a week long look at the volcano's activity. "Most of the time, the prevailing westerly winds carry the debris (ash and smoke) far to the east in the mornings, while the daily rains bring down the ash before it c ... read more
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