Gorely Volcano
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In the Russian Far East, Kamchatka's Gorely volcano is spewing steam and ash again after decades in dormancy.

The plume has stretched to over a hundred kilometers, compromising regional air travel and threatening disruption at a local geothermal power plant. Volcanologists say that population centres are not under threat.

Mount Gorely rises to about two kilometres above sea level. There are 11 craters on it, one with a lake. The volcano's average dormancy interval is close to 20 years.