PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY. March 20. VOSTOK-MEDIA – The senior officials and experts-volcanologists from the Kamchatka region flied on the helicopter MI-8 over eruptive Koryak volcano.
In the course of the visiting meeting it was stated that the works on estimating the volcanic activity are still had not been accomplished properly. There are few seismic acquisition systems in close vicinity to the volcano. And the majority of the systems are focused on nearby Avachinskiy Volcano. And there is only one station designed for detection of Koryak volcano activity, but this is not enough.
The eruption of the Koryak, which is situated in 28-30 km fron Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, occurred in December 2008. The scientists say that it is difficult to calculate possible scenario of the volcano eruption.
If ash emissions occur it will pose actual danger to operation of the local airport that is situated nearby.