Karymsky volcano

Karymsky volcano
The Karymsky volcano in Kamchatka, a peninsula in far eastern Russia, erupted Friday, emitting ashes 6 km high, the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team reported.

"A moderate eruptive activity of the volcano continues," the response team said in a statement. "The plume extended for 24 km to the northeast of the volcano."

The team designated an orange code to the volcanic activity, warning that it could affect low-flying aircraft.

There has been no evidence of ash reaching nearby settlements, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing the regional headquarters of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.