Posted 12 апреля 04:20

Published 12 апреля 04:20

Modified 12 апреля 07:11

Updated 12 апреля 07:11

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In Kamchatka, the thickness of the ash layer reached 20 cm

12 апреля 2023, 04:20
Medical masks and water are distributed to local residents.

The ash fell after the eruption of the volcano Shiveluch. According to the deputy head of the government of the Kamchatka Territory Roman Vasilevsky, in Kozyrevsk the ash layer was 6-8 cm, in the Keys "significantly more".

"Today, the layer is about 11 centimeters, in places where there is a blowout, the height reaches 20 centimeters", - the official said.

Ash is brought from the forest, the ashfall continued at night and on Wednesday morning. The military began to issue medical masks and drinking water to local residents. On April 12, the services will begin clearing villages of a mixture of ash and snow.

On the eve of the eruption, the work of all educational institutions in the north of the peninsula was canceled. Shiveluch is located 440 km from the capital of the region Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and 47 km from the village of Klyuchi.