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A state of emergency has been declared near Shivluch volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s far east over the worst ash rain in decades. This was reported by the head of the regional authority Oleg Bondarenko on Saturday.

look. The volcano erupted on April 11, instantly covering villages with a thick layer of ash. Meanwhile, this has already become a layer of at least 20 cm

Three villages, including Cliuci, were the worst affected and covered in a thick layer of volcanic ash. The state of emergency allows local authorities, for example, to restrict traffic and close businesses, but also to expand the possibilities for providing assistance.

20 kilometers high and 20 centimeters thick

The volcano erupted on April 11, spewing a cloud of ash 20 kilometers into the air. Local media reported that a 20 cm thick layer of ash is now covering cars, homes and streets. According to volcanologists, this is the worst ash rain in at least sixty years.

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Shiveluch is a stratovolcano with an elevation of 3,300 metres. It is the northernmost and most active volcano on Kamchatka, a peninsula 6,600 kilometers east of Moscow. There are about 160 volcanoes on the peninsula, but only about twenty of them are active. Kamchatka volcanoes are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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