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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.

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┬áTolbachinsky 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.

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.

Klyuchevskaya Volcanic Group on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

56.0N 160.6E

February 11th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Russia - January 31st, 2011

The Klyuchevskaya Volcanic Group is a cluster of twelve volcanoes in a relatively small area (65 thousand sq.km). The group can be observed here on the east side of the Kamchatka Peninsula, in Russian Siberia.

The group includes some of the largest volcanoes of Europe and Asia: Klyuchevskoy Volcano (4750 m), Kamen Volcano (4575 m), Ushkovsky (3943 m), Krestovsky (4108 m), Ostry Tolbachik (3682 m), Plosky Tolbachik (3083 m), Bezymianny (2800 m), Ovalnaya Zimina (3061 m), Ostraya Zimina, Bolshaya Udina (2923 m), Malaya Udina (1945 m) and Sredny (3020 m).

Pylginsky Ridge by Shores of Olyutorsky Bay, Russia

61.5N 156.7E

October 25th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Russia - October 2nd, 2010

The Olyutorsky Bay, stretching horizontally across the image center, is a gulf or bay of the Bering Sea in the northern part of Kamchatka Krai, Russia. It is bounded on the west by the Govena Peninsula, which separates it from Korfa Bay (left edge), and on the east by the Olyutorsky Peninsula.

The bay extends roughly 83 km inland and is 228 km at its widest. The deepest spot is about 1,000 meters. The western shore is dominated by the Pylginsky Ridge, which has a maximum elevation of 1,357 meters. The bay is normally covered by fast ice from December to May. It has a large tidal range of up to 1.9 meters.

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