Friday, 2 April 2021

It Looks Beautiful,

but it can be deadly,

it is Klyuchevskaya Sopka, a stratovolcano, photograph Pierre-Yves Burgi/Unsplashthe highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano of Eurasia, it is also the highest mountain in Siberia. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers about 100 kilometres from the Bering Sea, and it is erupting, and that is the problem, the Russian Emergencies Ministry was forced to issue a public warning about the mortal danger of getting to close to the crater of the erupting volcano, after photos and videos of daredevils right next to a lava filled volcano cone started showing up online, “More and more photos of tourists in front of the erupting volcano have begun to appear on social networks,” Kamchatka’s Emergency Minister said. “Rescuers once again remind that a volcanic eruption is an extremely dangerous phenomenon for humans. The danger is not only the lava flow itself, but also phreatic explosions that can occur when hot magma comes into contact with snow and ice.” all travel agencies in the region have been warned against bringing tourists too close to the recently-formed second cone of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano, located at an altitude of 2,850 meters,

photograph Maxim Fesyunov/ @fesmaks2 warning leaflets were also distributed in Klyuchi village, a key access point to the volcano, but they did little to discourage tourists, “In social network footage, people stand on the crater and shoot how volcanic bombs and slag are thrown out of the crater about 60 meters above its edge,” Olga Girina, head of Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Group, told the Siberian Times, “Lava bombs are scattered around. This is dangerous. They were lucky that no one was hit on the head. Volcanic bombs are thrown out at great speed.” I am all for a great photograph, but it does look a little bit dangerous to me, but there it is, the beauty of the beast.

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