Photograph of Bezymianny by Jack Lockwood, U.S. Geological Survey.
Recently on Dec. 5, 1997 an enormous eruption at the site of the Bezymianny volcano began. The ash cloud was 150 miles in length.
On May 3, 1997 activity was once again evident at the volcano. On the morning of May 8, ash was seen to rise to a huge height of 13,000 ft. Within a few hours the strength of the eruption had increased dramatically. The ash plume reached a height of 45,000 ft. The eruption plume stretched 260 miles.
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