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Smoke Over Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

57.5N 147.1E

May 14th, 2012 Category: Fires, Volcanoes

Russia - May 14th, 2012

A plume of smoke blows southward off the coast of Russia, over the Sea of Okhotsk, between Sakhalin Island (left edge) and the Kamchatka Peninsula (right edge). A thinner veil of smoke is also visible over Shakhalin, blowing eastward towards Kamchatka. At the bottom of the Kamchatka Peninsula, by the left edge (best viewed in the full image) is the snow-capped Bolshaya Ipelka Volcano, an immense shield volcano.

Bolshaya Ipelka Volcano in Southern Kamchatka, Russia

52.6N 156.9E

February 22nd, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Russia - January 2nd, 2012

The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometre (780 mi) peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of 472,300 km2 (182,400 sq mi). It lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west. Immediately offshore along the Pacific coast of the peninsula runs the 10,500-metre (34,400 ft) deep Kuril-Kamchatka Trench.

This image focuses on the southermost part of the peninsula, which is blanketed with snow. Visible in the upper left quadrant is a massive shield volcano, the early Pleistocene Bolshaya Ipelka Volcano. Although extensively eroded by glaciers, it is the largest volcanic structure of southern Kamchatka. It has a large volcanic caldera surrounded by a ring-shaped ridge with steep inner walls and rocky outer slopes.

Bolshaya Ipelka and Opala Volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – October 17th, 2009

52.5N 157.3E

October 17th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Russia - September 19th, 2009

Russia - September 19th, 2009

The massive shield volcano in the lower left quadrant of this orthorectified image, is the early Pleistocene Bolshaya Ipelka shield volcano. Although extensively eroded by glaciers, it is the largest volcanic structure of southern Kamchatka.

It has a large volcanic caldera surrounded by a ring-shaped ridge with steep inner walls and rocky outer slopes. A single unnamed Holocene cinder cone is found on the southern flank of Bolshaya Ipelka.

The conical stratovolcano to the east (right) is Opala, located on the same east-west tectonic line. Opala was constructed along the northern rim of a large 12 x 14 km wide caldera.

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