Russia’s far east has been hit by a double-whammy of natural disasters, with the Shiveluch volcano erupting and an earthquake following soon after. The eruption created a massive ash cloud that covered nearby villages and disrupted aviation. The eruption also caused seismic activity, with an earthquake registering at a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale.
The eruption of Shiveluch volcano caused a major ash cloud to spread across the region, affecting the nearby village of Klyuchi. Villagers had to cover their noses and mouths to protect themselves from the ash, which covered buildings and streets, making them almost unrecognizable.
The ash cloud also affected aviation, with flights being disrupted until further notice. The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency issued a warning to airlines and urged them to avoid flying near the Shiveluch volcano.
The earthquake that followed the eruption had a devastating impact on the region, with buildings and roads severely damaged. Residents of the nearby village of Tilichiki were shaken by the earthquake and feared for their safety.
The Russian authorities have launched a rescue operation and are closely monitoring the situation in the affected areas. They have urged residents to take precautions and be prepared for any further seismic activity or volcanic eruptions.
Natural disasters are not uncommon in Russia’s far east, which is located in the Ring of Fire, a region known for its high levels of seismic activity and volcanic eruptions. The government has put in place measures to minimize the impact of such disasters, but events such as these show that they can never be fully prepared.