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Four Volcanoes Erupt on Kamchatka

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Four Volcanoes Erupt on Kamchatka

Postby skynet » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:07 pm

Four volcanoes won the lottery.

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Volcanic eruptions are hardly a rarity. It seems that a new one goes off every few weeks or so somewhere in the world. But a string of four volcanoes erupting in close proximity to one another is virtually unheard of.

That, though, is what has taken place in recent weeks on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's far east. Four different cones and mountains, all within 180 kilometers (110 miles) of each other, have been active simultaneously since late November. Given that volcano experts don't believe that the four volcanoes are being fed from the same magma source, the parallel eruptions would seem to be the geological equivalent of winning the lottery.

Read more and see 360 degree video: Four at Once: Volcano Quartet Erupts on Kamchatka
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