Volcanoes blow in Russia

10/31/2010 09:05

From Denver Post

MOSCOW — Two volcanoes erupted Thursday on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, tossing massive ash clouds miles into the air, forcing flights to divert and blanketing the town of Ust- Kamchatsk.

The Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Eurasia's highest active volcano, exploded along with the Shiveluch volcano, 45 miles to the northeast, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry's branch in Kamchatka said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Tammy Jones said the agency does not anticipate any impact from the eruptions on air traffic to the U.S.

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