Hidden Surprises at Kamchatka Peninsula?
Klyuchevskaya Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula underwent explosive ash and lava eruptions earlier this month, including one on two days ago which ejected a plume of smoke and ash to a height of 6,000 meters. Image acquired March 10, 2010. Credit NASA (Instrument: Terra – ASTER). Click images to enlarge.
Earlier images of Klyuchevskaya Volcano
Lava and Snow on Klyuchevskaya Volcano. “According to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team, Klyuchevskaya Volcano has been displaying a range of volcanic activity over the past week, including gas-steam plumes reaching six kilometers (20,000 feet) above sea level, flowing lava, and Strombolian eruptions reaching 300 meters (1,000 feet) above the summit, ” NASA reported. (date: Feb 13, 2010) Credit NASA.
Lava on Klyuchevskaya Volcano. The dark streams in this satellite image are lava cascading down the southeast flank of Klyuchevskaya volcano. A thin plume of smoke and steam extends due west from the summit. Klyuchevskaya was active throughout most of 2009. (date: Dec 11, 2009) Credit NASA.
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