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Kamchatka, which juts into the Pacific, is studded with active volcanoes.

The Emergency Situations Ministry warned Thursday that another volcano across the peninsula to the south, Gorely, has begun spewing gases and could erupt any moment. Gorely is located about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Kamchatka’s regional capital, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Kamchatka volcanoes are part of the “Ring of Fire” string of volcanoes encircling the Pacific. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the volcanic activity on Kamchatka was related to Tuesday’s eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia that killed 33.

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Associated Press writer Jill Lawless in London and Joan Lowy in Washington contributed to this report.