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Shiveluch Volcano Spews on Kamchatka Peninsula June 14, 2013
Shiveluch eruption
Ash blasts from the side of Shiveluch volcano during a weaker early June eruption.
Far East Russia’s Shiveluch volcano spewed ash nearly 30,000 feet into the sky above the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Russia’s northernmost active volcano wasn’t a direct threat to residents in the remote region, but it did prompt an alert for trans-Pacific flights between North America and Asia.

RIA Novosti reports the 10,771-foot volcano has emitted ash periodically since May 2009.

"Video monitoring of the volcano was complicated due to poor weather conditions, but seismological stations registered over the past 24 hours almost 150 local seismic activities with the most continued one accompanied by a spew of ash up to a height of 6.9 kilometers," the Geophysical Service wing of the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement.

Photo: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)