August 29, 2011 – Mount Shiveluch Stages Spectacular Eruption: A large remarkable eruption, by Mount Shiveluch – located on the Russian Kamchatka peninsula, was seen last night in a beautiful but deadly display of nature’s power and fury.
Ash and smoke were ejected to a height of over 42,000 feet. The status of Shiveluch was raised to orange, which is one notch below red (eruption eminent), by Russian Volcanologists. Air traffic was being rerouted around the huge dark cloud.
The early Monday morning eruption was Shiveluch’s largest in 47 years. There are over 100 active volcanoes on the remote Russian Kamchatka Peninsula. This area is subject to the same stress that saw a mega disaster in the March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The Pacific Tectonic Plate is moving north-west, creating extreme pressure along the subduction zone that stretches along the western Alaskan Aleutian Islands, the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kurile Islands and south to the eastern coast of Japan. This marks the north-west zone of the “Ring of Fire.”
Currently no human life or property is threatened, because of the remoteness of this region of Russia. However, the many volcanoes in this area are showing increased activity and are set for a catastrophic event. After its last major eruption in 1964, Shiveluch was relatively quiet for over 40 years. However, in 2006, the volcano began to show signs of increasing activity with ash and smoke clouds, earthquakes and large explosions. This is evidence of rising pressure in the Volcano. Stay tuned for further status updates and predictions for a gigantic cataclysmic event, later this year.
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