A long-dormant volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula erupted in March 2017. Several satellites caught images of a thick, ash-laden plume trailing from Kambalny.
Image: NASA by Jeff Schmatlz and Joshua Stevens

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A long-dormant volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula erupted in March 2017. Several satellites caught images of a thick, ash-laden plume trailing from Kambalny. Image: NASA by Jeff Schmatlz and Joshua Stevens

Kamchatka volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

March 28, 2017

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This weekend saw a surprising eruption from Kambalny in southern Kamchatka.

The Kamchatka Peninsula is a very volcanically active area, with multiple eruptions going on simultaneously much of the time. There are certain volcanoes that are in almost-constant unrest, like Shiveluch, Klyuchevskoy, and Karymsky.

Read more about the Kamchatka volcano Klyuchevskoy on Geobuzz
927x500 Nasa Klyuchevskoy Volcano

However, Kambalny is not one of the usual suspects for activity with the last eruption  This video taken of the eruption from the ground shows a billowing plume coming from the volcano’s summit:

Scientists are puzzled about this event which is as spectacular as unexpected.

Follow the Gebuzz link to read more.

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