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Kamchatka River Running Across Central Valley of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

56.0N 160.4E

November 20th, 2009 Category: Rivers, Volcanoes

Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia - October 7th, 2009

Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia - October 7th, 2009

The Kamchatka River runs eastward for 758 kilometers (471 mi) through Kamchatka Krai in the Russian Far East towards the Pacific Ocean.  The river starts northwest of Avacha and flows north down the Central Valley, turning east near Klyuchi to enter the Pacific south of Kamchatsky Point at Ust-Kamchatsk.

In the segment of the river visible in this orthorectified image, it flows through the Central Valley between the Kamchatka or Central Range (above) and the Ushkovsky (formerly known as Plosky) volcanic massif  in the central part the peninsula.

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