After Centuries of Sleep, Volcano Awakens

Posted by on Thursday, March 30, 2017

A volcano that has been quiet for 248 years erupted last Friday.

On March 24th without any warning, thick, ash-laden plume that erupted from Kambalny could be seen from space.

A day after the eruption began, NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the volcano and its plume, which stretched about 100 kilometers southwest.

Kambalny is a stratovolcano located in the southern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It stands at an elevation of 2,156 metres.

The last known volcanic activity prior to 2017 was in 1769. Future volcanic activity from the volcano may be a threat to the Mutnovsky geothermal operations.

Further, additional large collapses of the edifice are possible, which may endanger hunters, fishermen and tourists.

The Team

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