Klyuchevskoy Eruption

November 25, 2013

Klyuchevskoy (2)

Photographer: Marc Szeglat
Author Summary: Marc Szeglat November 2013 Viewer's Choice

The Russian peninsula of Kamchatka is a land of volcanoes. During my journey there between October 14 to 26, 2013, I visited the active volcanoes Klyuchevskoy and Sheveluch. The former erupted for the first time in 3 years. During its strongest eruptive phase (shown above), lava fountains rose up to 0.6 mi (1 km) above the summit dome, and explosions could be heard at a distance of 19 mi (30 km) away. Note the funnel-shaped cloud of steam and smoke above Klyuchevskoy's concealed, volcanic cone. Photo taken on October 16, 2013, at a distance of approximately 9.5 mi (15 km).

Photo Details: Camera: Panasonic DMC-GH3; Focal Length: 35.0mm (35mm equivalent: 70mm); Aperture: f/2.8; Exposure Time: 3.200 s; ISO equiv: 500.