The Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano, located on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, began to re-operate, melting ice floes known as the Erman Glacier.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the largest volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, was reported to have ejected between 30 and 50 centimetres of rock during lava spews. The orange alert, known as the highest alert level, was issued in the region, while low-flying aircraft could be negatively affected by lava spraying, lava spreading for 7 kilometers.
A statement from the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences said that hot mud is flowing from the Erman Glacier, which has begun to melt, which will negatively affect the ecological system.
Officials said that the nearest settlement is 30 kilometers away, and lava spraying does not pose a threat to residential areas for the time being.