A volcano that has been quiet for 248 years erupted last
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
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
Further, additional large collapses of the edifice are
possible, which may endanger hunters, fishermen and tourists.
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