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Smoke Off Eastern Coast of Russia

48.6N 142.9E

July 29th, 2011 Category: Fires

Russia - July 24th, 2011

A thick cloud of smoke blows over Sakhalin Island and far out over the Pacific Ocean. Through the thin veil of smoke, the island appears green, as the whole of it is covered with dense forests, mostly coniferous.

Sakhalin is a large island in the North Pacific, part of Russia and its largest island, administered as part of Sakhalin Oblast. It is separated from the mainland by the narrow and shallow Mamiya Strait or Strait of Tartary, and from Hokkaidō, Japan, by the Soya Strait or Strait of La Pérouse.

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