4 volcanoes for the price of 1 in Kamchatka
We’ve finally made it to the weekend, so I thought I’d leave you with a shiny new image from the NASA Earth Observatory folks. The new ASTER image (below) captured today shows four volcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia letting off steam and/or ash: Kizimen (furthest to the south with a thick, grey plume), Bezymianny (next north with a very wispy white plume), Kliuchevskoi (just north of Bezymianny, with a white plume) and Shiveluch (furthest north with a grey/tan plume). This isn’t an unique event for Kamchatka – we’re still 4 volcanoes erupting simultaneously before – but is still a cool thing to see. The NASA EO also had an image earlier this week of Kizimen by itself as well (top left).
You can check out the details of all the activity in Kamchatka in this week’s USGS/Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program Weekly Volcanic Activity Report or the latest KVERT status update.
Enjoy the weekend (the last in February!)