Two volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula erupted

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  • Two volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula erupted recently. They are among the six volcanoes in the northeastern part of Russia that are currently showing signs of increased activity.
  • The Kamchatka Peninsula is part of the “Ring of Fire” – a region along the path of the Pacific Ocean that is characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.
  • This peninsula extends into the Pacific Ocean some 6,600 km east of Moscow.
  • It is among the world’s most concentrated areas of geothermal activity.
  • This peninsula hosts 29 active volcanoes, most of which are surrounded by sparsely populated forest and tundra.

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