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Snow-Covered Bolshya Ipelka Volcano, Russia – March 1st, 2013

52.5N 157.3E

March 1st, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Russia – February 28th, 2013

Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East, is blanketed in snow. Visible through the white covering are the peaks of volcanoes such as the Bolshya Ipelka (above image center, near west coast), a large volcanic caldera surrounded by a ring-shaped ridge with steep inner walls and rocky outer slopes. It is made up of the remains of a great volcano that has been eroded and destroyed.

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