15 May '11, 10pm

Avachinsky Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula: This astronaut photograph highlights the summit crater and snow-cove...

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 15 May '11, 10pm

The Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia, located along the Pacific “ring of fire,” includes more than 100 volcanoes. While most ...

Avachinsky Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 May '11, 10pm

The Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia, located along the Pacific “ring of fire,” includes more than 100 volcanoes. While most ...

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

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

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