Kambalny eruption a ‘pure surprise’ – Videos

First major eruption in 600 years


Although a smaller eruption was reported 248 years ago during the reign of Catherine the Great, this is the first major eruption at the Kambalny volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula in 600 years.

“It is a pure surprise for us. We continue the monitoring and will analyze possible threats as data come in,” Olga Girina, the head of the special Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT), told TASS news agency.

“The volcano is under our close supervision, but it is hard to say what will happen next,” said Girina.

The eruption, which started late Friday, March 24, 2017, continues. Ash explosions up to 6 – 8 km (19,700 to 26,200 feet) above sea level could occur at any time and could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

The nearest settlement is located some 77 km (47.8 miles) away from the volcano.

Kambalny volcano is the southernmost major stratovolcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula

Although there are reports of an increase in activity in 1769, the last major eruption of this volcano took place in 1350.



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13 thoughts on “Kambalny eruption a ‘pure surprise’ – Videos”

  1. In my opinion, remembering as I do the Mount Saint Helen’s eruption in the spring of 1980, I greatly suspect that this eruption in the Far East of Siberia will upset the weather this summer, with heavy rain this autumn, and it will bring a cold snap next winter 2017 through 2018. In the winter of 1980 through 1981 here in Norfolk in the British Isles we experienced a sudden cold snap with minus 50*C with non stop snow that continued for three weeks as temperatures slowly returned to normal. The drifts of snow were getting so serious that helicopters had to go out to rescue villages lost in the arctic wastelands. All roads were blocked and houses were lost in the deepening drifts. Ice on the river was two foot thick. Dynamite was used to unblock the river to prevent flooding. The younger generation know nothing about it and the media never write about it. I only believe in such possibilities because I lived through it. I woke up that morning with a frozen knee joint and a frozen hip joint. I suspect that my head was affected too. It happened then and it will happen again.

      • Just prior to the eruption the winter of ’77-78 the Arkansas river froze over, wednesday were the only days it snowed, it snowed 7 wednesday’s in a row and by the time the 7th hit the ground the 1st snow was still on the ground. That is cold for state of Arkansas.
        As the locals stated,”When it is to cold to hunt, it is dog gone cold”.

      • Gary, yes, I too question -50C temps in the British Isles in the 1980’s… Neil, are you sure that number is correct?

  2. Reduced energy flow to the Sun (solar minimum) means increased energy flow to the Earth, meaning more volcanic activities and earthquakes.

      • Like the balancing factor of a ‘dark star’ negative ‘sun’ that saps into that current flow?… damping down the sun’s input, thus output, at least for the term of its exposure on the ecliptic? Seems NASA is finding these brown dwarfs all over the place… I wonder if they ever thought of checking their backyard? Would they tell us if they did?

        • Since this is, again, referring to current flow, are you basing this on electric universe theory? As for brown dwarfs, supposedly that is what “Nemesis” is supposed to be – I think that’s the name. Still a brown dwarf would have to be Jupiter’s size, and anything lurking in the outskirts of the solar system that size might not be visible, but its gravitational effects should be.

    • People have to read ‘Ice Age Now’ by Robert Felix and ‘Upheaval’ by John Casey, so that they can inform themselves.

      • If you are just “casual reading” much of the science related material available on the web, you can’t help but “see the writing on the wall.” As with everything, it’s all about timing, and timing is what we truly don’t know, and we lack the true data to come up with something close. Half of everything we believe we know is based on proxies, which are, at best, best guesses. We only have a 300 year window, really, of even remotely sound data. Hard to get the timing down on things that appear to have 100,000 year cycles with a window of real data that narrow. That’s why climate models can’t work.

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