March 3, 2014

Eruption volcano Plosky Tolbachik on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Eruption volcano Plosky Tolbachik on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Eruption Volcano by RIA Novosti/Alexander Sokorenko

The Plosky Tolbachik volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula burst into activity on November 27  last year after laying dormant for 36 years.
The peninsula has a high density of volcanoes and associated volcanic phenomena, with 19 active volcanoes being included in the six UNESCO World Heritage List sites in the Volcanoes of Kamchatka group, most of them on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
The highest volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka (15,584 ft), the largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere.

On November 27, 2012 an eruption started from 2 fissures of a strombolian type. Basaltic lava flows move relatively fast and already flooded some buildings 4 km away. Eruption continued for more than a month, as lava continued to flow from the fissures.Lava flowed up to 20 kilometers (12 miles) from a line of fissures on the volcano’s southern flank. This satellite image was collected on December 22, 2012. According to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT), the eruption is ongoing.

The river of fire
The river of fire

The river of fire
The river of fire

The river of fire
The river of fire

The river of fire
The river of fire

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