Date: 3 weeks ago   Category: Hi-Tech

The volcanic eruption on Kuriles destroyed life on the island


Scientists said that the volcanic eruption of Raykoke on Kuriles destroyed flora and fauna on the island of the same name. As "The popular mechanics" reports, also other volcanoes of islands of Kuril Ridge can wake up in the nearest future.

Vulcan Raykoke woke up nearly 100 years of silence later and within 12 hours made nine volcanic explosions, raising in ashes cloud air. According to the research associate of laboratory of volcanology and a vulkanoopasnost of Institute of sea geology and geophysics of the FEB RAS Marina Chibisova, this powerful eruption led to death of faunae and even florae on the island of the same name.

the volcano rises by 551 meters above sea level, diameter of its crater is 700 meters, and depth - 200. At the moment the intensity of steam and ashes decreased and ashes fall from height of two kilometers. Researchers emphasize that in the nearest future new eruptions of Raykoke it is not expected. Subscribe by

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