Avachinsky Bay, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

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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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  • Sunsets and sunrises on the background of this Bay each time a unique artistic event. From the viewing platforms the sun sets across the Bay behind the mountains and volcanoes on the other side, cloudiness, Sun at sunset and water create each time unique landscapes not povtorimye in its beauty. Only the weather failed!
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  • Hello, avacha Bay a great place for walks at sunset, great view, great location-City Center, easy to find, come take a walk and leave without having their transport. as this is the center of the city's monuments and nearby alleys.
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  • The Bay is very beautiful. Volcanoes, all entered the white snow. Make a couple of snapshots in good weather during the day and at sunset-a great place!
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