• Short Summary

    A new volcano was born in the Tolbachinsky volcanic zone on the Kamchatka Peninsula in North East Russia recently.

  • Description

    A new volcano was born in the Tolbachinsky volcanic zone on the Kamchatka Peninsula in North East Russia recently.

    A cloud of gas and ashes has risen up to ten kilometres (six miles) over the site and is spreading in a wide strip across the Peninsula to the Pacific Ocean.

    Observers say the volcano is throwing up about a hundred tons of red hot rock every day and is spitting up flames to two thousand metres (6,500 ft.) and generating temperatures exceeding thousands of degrees centigrade.

    So far the eruption has broken all Kamchatka records with its violence and intensity.

    Scientists are studying the volcano from the air and say that it's reached the height of its activity.

    It's now discharging gas, ashes, slag and volcanic rock continuously.

    The new volcano has been aptly named "Predskazanny" meaning Predicted One because its eruption was accurately predicted by researchers at the Kamchatka Volcanology Institute.

    The warning enabled local authorities to evacuate people living in the area before the eruptions started.

    The scientists studying Predskazanny are camped about one-and-half kilometres (one mile) from the volcano site and will continue their observations for some time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DPQH8RPV2D6G7I3HS5GZP9K
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DPQH8RPV2D6G7I3HS5GZP9K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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