Volcano spews ash on Kamchatka

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The Shiveluch volcano has spewed a new plume of ash 7.5 km above the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East. The ash cloud sprawled 143 km to the northwest.

According to ITAR-TASS report on Monday, the authorities had announced the orange alert level warning aircraft about volcanic dust and gases in the air. At present, there is no risk to human health.

Shiveluch is one of Kamchatka's largest volcanoes. It rises more than 3,200 meters above the sea level.

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