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M6.6 Quake Rattles Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula

Posted by feww on March 29, 2017

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Strong Earthquake Strikes 78km NNE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 6.6 mww [USGS/EHP]
Location: 56.920°N, 162.734°E [78km NNE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia]
Depth: 22.8 km
Time: 2017-03-29 04:09:24 (UTC)

Kambalny Volcano Eruption

The earthquake occurred near Kambalny volcano which erupted last week after 250 years of dormancy. The volcano is still spewing  smoke and ash to an altitude of about 8,000 meters asl.

Explosive eruption of Kambalny volcano continues. Strong ash plume of the volcano at sunset on 26 March, 2017. Date: 26/3/2017      Author(s): L. Varavskaya, Kronotsky Reserve, Kamcha.   Source: ©Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS, KVERT

KVERT/Volcano Observatory Notification to Aviation
(2) Issued: 20170329/0357Z
(3) Volcano: Kambalny (CAVW #300010)
(4) Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
(5) Previous Aviation Color Code: orange
(6) Source: KVERT
(7) Notice Number: 2017-40
(8) Volcano Location: N 51 deg 18 min E 156 deg 52 min
(9) Area: Kamchatka, Russia
(10) Summit Elevation: 7071.68 ft (2156 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary: The explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Satellite data showed an ash plume about 56 km to the west-southwest from the volcano.

The explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,200 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

VONA/KVERT Information Release, March 29, 2017. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL:

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