3 Flight Over the Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Flight Over the Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Posted on October 29, 2012 by team


We are going to fly over the most famous volcanoes of central Kamchatka by helicopter. The weather is nice though it is always foggy over Kamchatka.

On this photo is Karymskaya hill, it is an active volcano. It is 1536 m high (5039 ft). Its top is a right truncated cone. It constantly emits hot gases. It is located in the caldera of the ancient volcano (with the diameter of five km (three miles).

It’s a very active volcano, it has erupted twenty times since 1852. Nearby is Karymskoye lake. After the powerful underwater explosion in 1996 all living things died in the lake.

For the last ten years the volcano has erupted twice: in 2005 and 2010. Three other volcanoes erupt simultaneously with this one.

Maliy (Small) Semyachik is an active stratovolcano in Kamchatka. On top it is three kilometres long (1,9 miles). It is 1560 meters high (0,96 miles).

The crater represents a deep hole 700 meters (2300 ft) in diameter, it has an oval shape. Inside is a lake with light green water.

The temperature of the lake water is 30—40 °C (86-104 F), its average diameter is 500 m (1640 ft), depth – up to 140 m (460 ft). The last eruption took place in 1952, it caused formation of Troitskoye lake whicn never freezes.

In 1994 a helicopter crashed against the top of the northern cone, luckily nobody died.

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3 Responses to “Flight Over the Volcanoes of Kamchatka”

  1. antinevralgic says:

    So this is how heaven looks like!

  2. antinevralgic says:

    When I’ll get old and sick I want to go there and die happy in the wild nature of Kamchatka!

  3. Lev Tolstoy says:

    Breathtaking! Stunning!

    Wild Russia, you are a dangerously beautiful woman and I am deliriously in love with you!

    Thank you, English Russia.

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