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Ash Plume from Tolbachik Volcano – December 24th, 2012

55.8N 160.3E

December 24th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Russia – December 14th, 2012

Upon looking closely at Russia’s Plosky Tolbachik Volcano, which became active in late November after 36 years dormant, a tan plume of ash can be seen blowing eastward. The current eruption shows no sign of abating, and is expected to continue at or near the current intensity over the next week, if not longer.

Plosky Tolbachik Volcano Erupts After 36 Years, Russia – December 23rd, 2012

55.8N 160.3E

December 23rd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Russia – December 1st, 2012

On November 27, 2012, after 36 years inactive, the Plosky Tolbachik volcano, located on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, sent ash 10,000 meters (32,808 ft) in the air and filling the caldera with fresh and gushing lava. Ash as thick as 4 cm (1.6 in) thick was reported to have fallen in Krasny Yar, about 35 km (21 mi) from the volcano.

This image shows the volcano several days after the initial eruption. Though difficult to distinguish from the snow, ash from the volcano can be seen blowing eastward over the Kamchatka Strait.

Kamchatka Peninsula and Smoke Over Russian Far East

60.9N 158.5E

July 17th, 2012 Category: Fires, Mountains

Russia – July 13th, 2012

A thick cloud of smoke hangs over the Russian far east, near the Kamchatka Peninsula (bottom half of image), completely obscuring the land below. Only a small patch of haze reaches the peninsula, however; as such, its snow-capped, mountainous backbone, formed by the Kamchatka or Central Range, can still be seen. The cloud of smoke is coming from wildfires burning across Russia this month (click here for more images).

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.

Smoke Over Northeastern Russia and Shelikhov Gulf

61.1N 162.5E

July 30th, 2011 Category: Fires

Russia - July 30th, 2011

A thick cloud of smoke blows off the northeast coast of Russia, over the Shelikhov Gulf and towards the Kamchatka Peninsula. This smoke had previously been observed blowing over Sakhalin Island (click here for previous post).

The Shelikhov Gulf is a large gulf off the northwestern coast of Kamchatka, Russia. It is located in the NE corner of the Sea of Okhotsk and it branches into two main arms, the Gizhigin Bay on the west (partially veiled by smoke in this image) and the Penzhin Bay on the east. Its southwest corner is the P’yagin Peninsula and the Yamsky Islands.