15 May '11, 10pm

Avachinsky Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula [image] #NASA

The Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia, located along the Pacific “ring of fire,” includes more than 100 volcanoes. While most of these volcanoes are not actively erupting, many are considered dangerous due to their eruptive history and their proximity to population centers and air travel corridors. This astronaut photograph highlights the summit crater and snow-covered slopes of the Avachinsky stratovolcano as it pokes above a surrounding cloud deck. The 2,741 meter (8,993 foot) high Avachinsky volcano has an extensive historical and geological record of eruptions. The latest activity occurred in 2008. The large city of Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, is located approximately 25 kilometers (15 miles) to the southwest and is built over approximately 30,000–40,000 year old debris deposits from an avalanche that originated at Avachinsky—suggesting that the city may be at risk from a si...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 May '11, 10pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 May '11, 10pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 May '11, 10pm

About 9,000 years ago, a settlement was founded in an area of rolling hills between the fertile Jordan River Valley to the...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 May '11, 10pm

About 9,000 years ago, a settlement was founded in an area of rolling hills between the fertile Jordan River Valley to the...

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Arctic Snow and Ice Cool the Earth [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 May '11, 12pm

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Mud Springs Volcano, Nevada [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 May '11, 10pm

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Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland [image] ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 May '11, 10pm

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Mud Springs Volcano, Nevada - NASA : #ashtag

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 May '11, 2pm

The Aurora-Bodie volcanic field in Nevada includes a series of small lava flows and scoria (cinder) cones that range in ag...