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Continued Eruption of Plosky Tolbachik Volcano, Russia

55.8N 160.3E

December 25th, 2012 Category: Volcanoes

Russia – December 17th, 2012

A plume of ash blows from the Plosky Tolbachik Volcano, on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, over the Kamchatka Strait. The volcano has been erupting for nearly a month. The volcano, which is visible left of the image center, is flanked by the¬†Tolbachinsky Dol, a large, mostly treeless lava plateau that descends gradually for 25 km (15.5 mi). The plateau has been heavily affected by both ash fall and lava flow from the volcano from the early Holocene to recent times, giving it the darker brown color that can be seen here where the snow has melted.

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.