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Ash from eastern Russian volcano increases

June 27, 2010 at 10:22 AM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, June 27 (UPI) -- Russian scientists say they don't see any immediate danger from the latest eruption of the Shiveluch volcano in the remote Kamchatka Peninsula.

Shiveluch was pumping out ash nearly 4 miles into the sky Sunday in a surge in the activity that began in May 2009.

While ash fallout was reported in the area, RIA Novosti said the nearest village was 25 miles away.

The Russian news agency reported the ash clouds had thus far not had any effect on trans-Pacific airliner traffic that routinely passes through the region. Ash from a volcano in Iceland earlier this year caused a huge grounding of air travel in Europe.

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