Tolbachik

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Tolbachik

 

a volcanic cluster on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Located in the southwestern part of the Kliuchevskaia volcanic group, Tolbachik consists of a cone, Ostryi Tolbachik, which lacks a crater and has an elevation of 3,682 m; a flat dome; the active volcano Ploskii Tolbachik, which has an elevation of 3,140 m; and more than 120 parasitic cones. Tolbachik is composed of basalts and partly of andesites. Ploskii Tolbachik is a Hawaiian-type volcano with a crater 2 km in diameter at its summit. Both central and fissure eruptions have occurred. Ploskii Tolbachik erupted in 1740, 1769, 1788 to 1790, 1793, 1904, 1931, 1939 to 1941, and 1954. An eruption in 1975 and 1976 was accompanied by the formation of a number of new volcanic cones and domes along fissures on the volcano’s periphery.

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Highlights: Explore a volcanic region, trekking in a region that includes Klyuchevskaya (4,750m), Ushkovsky (3,943m), Bezymianny (2,882m) and Plosky Tolbachik (3,085m).
Photographer Denis Budkov caught the incident at the Plosky Tolbachik volcano in the far east of Russia.
Dormant for nearly 40 years, Plosky Tolbachik started erupting in late November of last year, spewing clouds of ash up to three kilometres into the air, and spilling hot lava down its flanks.
The last time Plosky Tolbachik erupted, it was active for five months, but it is unknown how long its current eruption will continue for.
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Muharram 29, 1434, Dec 13, 2012, SPA -- The volcano Plosky Tolbachik is erupting the vapour, gas and ash at the height of four kilometres in Kamchatka.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Lava flows from the slope of erupting volcano Plosky Tolbachik in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula have destroyed two nearby scientific camps, a local branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences said on Friday.
The 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik, which is part of a volcanic complex located 343 kilometers from the region's capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, erupted on November 27 for the first time in 36 years.
Volcanologists say that a crack about five kilometers long appeared on the slope of Plosky Tolbachik, pouring lava and sending clouds of ash into the air.
The eruption at the 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik volcano was given code orange (number three on the four-tiered USGS Volcano Alert Level), meaning it "poses limited hazards.
Plosky Tolbachik, located on the peninsula's eastern coast, 343 km from the region's capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Summary: Tourists take a risk to approach the Plosky Tolbachik volcano to take photos
Plosky Tolbachik, dormant for close to 40 years, has recently erupted, spewing clouds of ash up to 3 kilometres into the air, and spilling hot lava down its flanks.