Earth Science Double volcanic eruption in Eastern Russia

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by mscbkc070904, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Located in the Russian Far East, the Kamchatka Peninsula is a landscape covered with volcanoes, part of the Pacific 'Ring of Fire'. Two stratovolcanoes, Kliuchevskoi and Shiveluch are currently erupting simultaneously.
    The more southerly 4835-metre-high Kliuchevskoi volcano began its latest eruption on 17 January 2005. By 7 March its consequent lava flow had reached the Erman glacier and started to melt it, causing a threat of potential mudslides. The hot volcanic material in contact with the surrounding ice and snow caused secondary explosions, hurling material as far as eight kilometres into the air.

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  2. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member


    How cool is that....scary stuff though, the people who live near there must be petrified. I remember how far the ash from Mt. St. Helens traveled.

  3. mscbkc070904

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