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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Jun 21 (Itar-Tass) One of the major volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Shiveluch, has belched out ash to the elevation of 10 kilometers above sea level, sources at the Kamchatka affiliation of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences said today. A total of two series of local seismic events lasting from 40 minutes to 60 minutes have been registered at the volcano. According to seismic surveyors, they might have been accompanied by the exuding of ash to the elevations of 6.7 kilometers and 10 kilometers respectively. The ash columns could not be observed visually since the summit of the volcano is overcast with clouds. There has been no fallout of volcanic ash in the nearby population centers, including the town of Klyuchi, which is located some 30 kilometers away from the Shiveluch's foothills. A senior researcher at the Geophysical Service said the trail of ash had shifted northwards from the volcano where there are no townships of villages.IBN live

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