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Highest active volcano in Eurasia starts erupting

The volcanic landscape of Kamchatka.
The volcanic landscape of Kamchatka. Image by Einar Fredriksen / CC BY-SA 2.0

Mt Klyuchevskaya (4688m) in Kamchatka in the Russian Far East, the highest active volcano in Eurasia, started erupting on 4 January. According to Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations, the volcano is spewing ash up to 6km into the air. Travel agencies are advised not to conduct tours in the vicinity of the volcano, while a ‘yellow’ threat level for aviation safety has been assigned, meaning it’s safe for airplanes to fly over the area. Read more: themoscowtimes.com