Kamchatkan Karymsky Volcano spews ash 2 km high

The erupting Kamchatkan Karymsky Volcano has emitted ash again, the Kamchatkan territorial department of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry reports.

The erupting Kamchatkan Karymsky Volcano has emitted ash again, the Kamchatkan territorial department of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry reports.

"The Karymsky Volcano emitted ash in the Elizovsky administrative district at 2:10 p.m. Kamchatkan time on March 31, 2014. The ash plume was two kilometers high above sea level," it said.

The orange alert was issued for the volcano. The ash plume stretched out southeast towards Kronotsky Bay, bypassing populated areas.

"There is no threat to populated areas," the report said.

Tour operators are recommended to avoid paths around the volcano.

Ash emissions from Karymsky have been regular since March 12. There are several ash discharges per day sometimes.

1,536-meters-high Karymskaya Sopka is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka. It is located in the Elizovsky district, 125 kilometers north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The latest eruption of the Karymsky Volcano began in January 1996 and has continued until now.

Red-hot material was discharged from the bottom of the Karymskoye Lake located six kilometers away from the volcano in 1996. Every living thing in the lake died as a result of that event.

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