Last Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kluchevsky and Zhupanovsky volcano eruptions in Russia prompt high threat to air traffic

A code of high threat to air traffic has been enforced in Kamchatka in Russian following eruptions at Kluchevsky and Zhupanovsky volcanoes.

Both Kamchatka volcanoes spewed volcanic ashes simultaneously nearly five kilometers high, a source from a regional department of the Institute for studies of seismological activity told TASS.

Klyuchevskoy volcano via TASS (Russsian News Agency)

These volcanoes are located in the southeastern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Klyuchevskoy is the highest active volcano in Eurasia.