Paratunka

Paratunka

 

a balneotherapeutic and pelotherapeutic health resort 70 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii. Summers are moderately cool, with an average July temperature of 11°C. Winters are cold, with an average January temperature from —13° to — 17°C. Total precipitation reaches 1,120 mm per year. There are numerous outlets of thermal mineral waters, owing to volcanic activity. Especially prevalent are sodium-sulfate waters, which are found in the Upper Paratunka, Lower Paratunka, and Middle Paratunka springs. Treatment makes use of water from thermal siliceous alkaline springs; this water has the chemical composition

and is used for baths and in swimming pools. Treatment also utilizes mud from Lake Utinoe. The blue-green algae of the Lower Paratunka springs are used for applications and compresses to treat dermatoses. There is a sanatorium for treatment of persons with diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and the nervous system and gynecological and skin diseases.

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1 km to W from village Paratunka, lake Lesnoe, eastern part, shallows, 52.
The taxon's epithet refers to the place where this hybrid was found--the village of Paratunka and the valley of the river Paratunka, which is famous for its abundant geothermal springs.
The epicenter of the tremor was located 77 kilometers off the Paratunka spa known for its pools of volcanic hot water.
Russian President Vladimir Putin crosses the Paratunka River; This RAF photograph shows a British Typhoon from Number XI Squadron shadowing a Russian Bear-H aircraft over the North Atlantic on 17 August