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Russia: Koryakski Volcano starts Eruptiing

The Koryakski (Klyuchevskaya) Volcano in Eastern Russia, has started spew out hot dangerous gases and ash. The state of the stratovolcano is of serious concern as the area is populated 19th just under 200,000 people nearby at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky .

The Koryakski Volcano is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula at the most north-western edge of the Pacific Ocean. At depths of up to 10,500 metres or 34,000 ft under the ocean and of the east of the peninsula is the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench. This is where the Pacific tectonic plate is slowly grinding beneath the leading edge of the tectonic plate bearing the Russian/Asian continent. (See the Google Earth Image attached or visit the Koryakski Volcano on Google Earth with the link supplied below).

The tremendous heat and pressure of this slow-motion collision along the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench (subduction/fault zone) melts rock far below th

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Added: Jan-1-2009 Occurred On: Jan-1-2009
By: Pro-Logical
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Tags: Koryakski Volcano, Russia, Decade Volcano, Eruption, Earthquake, Subduction, Seismology, Tectonics, Pyroclastic Flow, Lava,
Location: Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, Russia (load item map)
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