Amazing Images: Volcanoes from Space

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Klyuchevskaya Volcano

The snow-covered Klyuchevskaya Volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula part of the highly volcanically and seismically active…Read More »

Pacific "Ring of Fire."
Klyuchevskaya the largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere is seen here erupting in March 2010.

The volcanic plume, low-lying clouds and snow are all white in the image taken by NASA's Earth Observing-1 satellite, while a lava flow on the shadowed (northern) flank of the mountain is nearly black.

The 15,863-foot (4,835-meter) high volcano has erupted nearly continuously since it first formed about 6,000 years ago.   Less «
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