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  • Pollution? Fukushima radiation? Algae bloom? Just 2 weeks after the first one, another mass die-off is discovered in Kamchatka and scares scientists worldwide

    10/15/2020 10:37:26 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    ss ^ | 10/15/20 | ss
    Unexplained deaths of sea life are continuing to cause anxiety in Russia’s Far East. On Tuesday, fish, octopuses and crabs were filmed washed ashore hundreds of kilometers away from the spot where the alarm was first raised. A video of the ecological disaster near Ozernovskiy village on Kamchatka’s western coast shows dead marine creatures scattered along a 50-meter-wide area of the beach. The peninsula, some 7,000km east of Moscow, is home to one of the earth’s most pristine environments. The footage is similar to clips that came from Avacha Bay on the opposite eastern coast in late September, when numerous...
  • Petropavlovsk: The Crimean War’s Forgotten Battle

    12/30/2019 2:36:16 AM PST · by NorseViking · 18 replies
    Warfare History Network ^ | Mark N. Lardas
    For a brief moment, the isolated port of Petropavlovsk became an active front in the Crimean War. The ensuing battle was more farcical than heroic. The Crimean War is usually considered a Black Sea conflict, but it actually took place on several frontiers of the Russian empire, including the Baltic and White Seas. In the summer of 1854, the Pacific squadrons of three nations—Russia, Great Britain, and France—fought the most unusual and anachronistic action of the war on the distant and forbidding Kamchatka Peninsula. The ships, tactics, and commanders involved in that battle seemed more appropriate for Admiral Horatio Nelson’s...
  • 12/20/2017 -- Extremely large 50,000 foot high blast at Bezymianny Volcano tr

    12/21/2017 2:12:07 PM PST · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | 12/20/2017 | vlogger Dutchsinse
    Full title: 12/20/2017 -- Extremely large 50,000 foot high blast at Bezymianny Volcano in Northwest Pacific This brief 15 second video shows a volcano erupting in Kamchatka, Russia. It shows the sides of the volcano blasting outwards. A second link I'll post here shows more of the height of the initial plume. This second video is 50 seconds in length:
  • [Earthquake] M7.2 - 91km N of Yelizovo, Russia

    01/30/2016 9:18:08 AM PST · by JimSEA · 12 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/30/2016 | USGS
    The January 30, 2016 M 7.2 earthquake beneath the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia occurred as the result of oblique-normal faulting at a depth of 180 km. At the location of this earthquake, the Pacific plate is moving towards the west-northwest with respect to the North America and Eurasia plates at a rate of approximately 77 mm/yr. Note that some authors divide this region into several microplates that together define the relative motions between the larger Pacific, North America and Eurasia plates; these include the Okhotsk and Amur microplates that are respectively part of North America and Eurasia. The depth and...
  • Dead man talking: conscript comes back to life after 10 years (Russia/Kamchatka)

    12/21/2015 6:52:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | December 16, 2015
    Dead man talking: conscript comes back to life after 10 years By The Siberian Times reporter 16 December 2015 Leonid Durkin, 30, shows how easy it is to vanish while living near to people. 'What does a person needs to be happy? To have own home and family, nothing else.' Picture: NTV This is the first picture of the army deserter who disappeared for more than a decade, and was declared dead by his own family. His death certificate was issued in 2005 after his father mistakenly identified a corpse as being him. All the time, he was living incognito in woodland...
  • Volcano yields new type of diamond

    08/10/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Jeweller Magazine ^ | 8/11/15 | Stephanie Chan
    A recent diamond discovery and technological advancements in outer space have exposed potential new metal and gemstone sources for the jewellery industry.Geologists have reportedly discovered another type of diamond within the lava of the Tolbachik volcano, located on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.According to multiple media reports, the Russian Ministry of Science released a statement that read: “The solidified lava of the Tolbachik eruption [which occurred in 2012–13] carries within it a new and never-before-seen type of diamond ... According to the Russian geologists, these unique diamonds are not formed in the magmatic melt, but are created by volcanic gases...
  • Photo: Russian Volcano Carves Lava River

    03/28/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 13 March 2013 | Betty Oskin
    Fresh lava flows down Tolbachik volcano in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula in a new space snapshot from NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. The fiery volcano erupted on Nov. 27, 2012, pouring fast-moving basalt lava through snow and ice on its steep flanks. A near-permanent ash plume rose from Tolbachik, visible in the March 6 satellite image. The volcanic edifice records a complex geologic history. The western half of Tolbachik is a steep-sided stratovolcano, like Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens in Washington, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. The eastern half is a broad, flat shield volcano, like Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, with...
  • 7.7 Earthquake, Kamchatka region

    08/14/2012 11:23:44 AM PDT · by null and void · 12 replies
    USGS ^ | 8/14/12
    10-degree Map Centered at 50°N,150°E Skip to earthquake lists

    10/23/2009 2:07:17 PM PDT · by The Californian · 26 replies · 1,125+ views
    USGS ^ | USGS
    Hope this hasn't already been posted.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Aug. 31 - Sep. 6, 2008: Kronotsky Volcano; Geyser valley update

    09/03/2008 8:34:03 AM PDT · by cogitator · 6 replies · 219+ views
    A two-pronged post. One, I learned that some people think that Kronotsky volcano in Kamchatka is the most beautiful volcano in the world. Judge for yourself: Two, near Kronotsky was Kamchatka's Valley of the Geysers, which had quite a few geysers. In June 2007, a landslide buried a lot of the valley. What I didn't know until looking up Kronotsky is that the natural dam that was formed by the landslide breached a few days later, draining much of the water that had flooded the valley, and many of the geysers reappeared. The story is below and a picture from...
  • Russia's Valley of the Geysers Lost in Landslide

    06/07/2007 11:47:31 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 19 replies · 1,025+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 6/5/2007 | Aalok Mehta
    One of the world's hottest spots—literally—has disappeared in the blink of an eye. Russia's famous Valley of the Geysers was buried on June 3 after an entire mountainside collapsed, according to the conservation nonprofit World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The landslide filled the Geyser River, which once ran freely through the unique vale (top), with millions of gallons of rock, gravel, snow, and ice (bottom). The valley, located in Kronotsky Nature Preserve in the Kamchatka Peninsula, is one of the few places in the world where geysers occur naturally, along with Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. and sites in Iceland,...
  • Russian Military To Practice Repelling Invasion From East(in Kamchatka, presided by Putin)

    08/17/2006 8:02:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies · 802+ views
    Space War ^ | 08/15/06
    Russian Military To Practice Repelling Invasion From East by Staff Writers Moscow (AFP) Aug 15, 2006 Russia's military will practice repelling a foreign invasion during exercises this month in the country's far east, the newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta said Tuesday. The exercises will take place on the Kamchatka peninsula some time in the second half of August and will be presided over by President Vladimir Putin, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources on the military's general staff. The aim is to improve cooperation between different arms of the military in "defending the coast from possible armed invasion," the newspaper said. "The...
  • Russia Successfully Launches Ballistic Missile(sub-launched RSM-54 missile)

    07/02/2006 7:34:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 849+ views
    All Headline News ^ | July 1, 2006
    Russia Successfully Launches Ballistic Missile July 1, 2006 10:00 a.m. EST Som Patidar - All Headline News Staff Writer Moscow, Russia (AHN) - On Friday, Russia successfully launched a ballistic missile from Barents Sea to earth land in the eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, in combat training, a defense press service reported. As per the press statement by defense press service, the RSM-54 missile was fired from the submarine at 10:25 Moscow time (0625 GMT) from the Barents Sea in the direction of the Kura testing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula. "The successful launch confirmed the high readiness of the maritime strategic...
  • Old diesel submarine sinks during towage

    06/26/2006 10:23:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 1,040+ views via translation ^ | June 27, 2006
    Today during towage to China at coast of Kamchatka the diesel submarine has sunk deduced of structure of Pacific fleet, informs " the Echo of Moscow ". The submarine has left under water in area of the first Kuril passage. Fortunately, onboard a submarine nobody was. The crew of a tow also has not suffered. The reason of incident is now found out. However, on preliminary data, hatches have been onboard battened down not so densely therefore zabortnaja water has gradually got inside of a submarine. Let's remind, that the similar case took place on August, 30th 2003ã. when...
  • Russia's Far East: Big bears and other extremes

    09/22/2005 4:24:18 PM PDT · by REactor · 4 replies · 332+ views
    The Economist ^ | Sep 22nd 2005
    Amid the earthquakes and volcanoes, at least the power worksSASHA has a General Custer moustache, a middle-aged pony-tail, a revolver under his camouflage jacket and a cigarette welded to his lip. To help on rafting trips on Kamchatka's rivers, he has his wife Katya, and her spaniel; and a sidekick, Oleg, with a big knife, pilots' goggles, and an English vocabulary of one word—“extreme”. Nine time zones from Moscow, across the Bering Sea from Alaska, the Kamchatka peninsula is twice the size of Britain. Most of its 330,000 residents live in one city, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The metropolis is not Russia's loveliest....
  • Volcano becomes active in KAMCHATKA (10,700 feet, 40 miles from the Pacific)

    12/29/2004 3:25:24 PM PST · by Truth666 · 111 replies · 3,605+ views ^ | Dec. 28
    Ashes are ejected from the crater of the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka to a height of up to 2,000 m. The height of the ejection above sea level exceeded 5,000 m. The seismic stations near the volcano register underground tremors from a depth of up to 5,000 m and interrupted spasmodic volcanic vibration. For the greater part of the past 24 hours it was impossible to conduct video observation of Shiveluch because of bad weather but scientists hold the view that some ejections are accompanied by fragmentation avalanches. Shiveluch (its height is 3,283 m) is now at the stage of...
  • Kamchatka Creates Kol River Salmon Refuge

    05/13/2004 12:50:20 PM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 123+ views
    (Note that the article link may only work on May 13.) PORTLAND, Oregon, May 13, 2004 (ENS) - Governor Mikhail Mashkovtsev of the Kamchatka Oblast Administration has signed a decree authorizing a 544,000 acre, headwaters-to-ocean, salmon refuge located along the southwest side of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula in cooperation with an Oregon conservation organization. Russia's 1,000 mile long Kamchatka Peninsula produces up to one-quarter of all wild Pacific salmon and contains a series of rivers that hosts the greatest diversity of salmonid fish on Earth. The territory of the Kol River Salmon Refuge includes no human settlements and is extremely productive,...
  • Putin's Nuclear Show Blows Up In His Face

    02/17/2004 5:59:11 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 345+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-18-2004 | Julius Strauss
    Putin's nuclear show blows up in his face By Julius Strauss in Moscow (Filed: 18/02/2004) Russia's biggest military exercise since the collapse of communism flopped yesterday, ruining an attempt to project Vladimir Putin as a global leader and reaffirm the country's status as a nuclear superpower. With Mr Putin and a host of military officials watching from the nuclear submarine Arkhangelsk, two intercontinental ballistic missiles went wrong during a firing from a submarine believed to be the Novomoskovsk. They were aimed at Kamchatka on the Pacific coast. A malfunctioning satellite was blamed. Putin promised that Russia will again be a...
  • Geology Picture of the Week #2

    03/11/2002 8:25:06 AM PST · by cogitator · 4 replies · 209+ views
    Shiveluch- Kamchatkan Volcanoes