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Avachinsky Volcano, Kamchatka Krai

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Avachinsky is an active stratovolcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia. It lies within sight of the capital of Kamchatka Krai, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Together with neighboring Koryaksky volcano, it has been designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of particular study in light of its history of explosive eruptions and proximity to populated areas.Avachinsky's last eruption occurred in 2008. This eruption was tiny compared to the volcano's major Volcanic Explosivity Index 4 eruption in 1945.Geological historyAvachinsky lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, at a point where the Pacific Plate is sliding underneath the Eurasian Plate at a rate of about 80 mm/year. A wedge of mantle material lying between the subducting Pacific Plate and the overlying Eurasian Plate is the source of dynamic volcanism over the whole Kamchatka Peninsula.The volcano is one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, and began erupting in the middle to late Pleistocene era. It has a horseshoe-shaped caldera, which formed 30-40,000 years ago in a major landslide which covered an area of 500 km² south of the volcano, underlying the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Reconstruction of a new cone inside the caldera occurred in two major eruption phases, 18,000 and 7,000 years ago.
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  • Finally climbed! An incredible place! Rode in pairs alone. While raised weather changed every 20 minutes, fog, clouds, Sun, warm, windy. Types of chic. Funky nature. When they reached the top and looking towards the city know how these huge Giants watch for us) this year will go to conquer again.
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  • ... At the bottom you will not meet as no tjanis'! For all his happy life, tenth of such beauties and wonders! (V.s. Vysotsky) better not say. Who was not raised in the Avachu, consider that Kamchatka is not seen, even if its on helicopters and snowmobiles pokatali:)
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  • I had one of the most memorable experience in Kamchatka. (One of the most luxurious and enjoyable camping experience in my life d^.^b) We visited many fantastic places in our total 18 days stay in Kam...  more »