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Volcano In Russia's Far East Erupts, Spewing Ash 20 Kilometers Into The Air

Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, home to one of the largest concentrations of active volcanoes in the world, was blanketed by ash and dust following an eruption of the Shiveluch volcano shortly after midnight on April 11. Scientists described the fallout, which was visible from space, as one of the biggest in nearly 60 years.

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