Klyuchevskoy volcano

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Recently, the Klyuchevskoy volcano erupted on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.

About Klyuchevskoy volcano

  • It is one of the most famous volcanoes in Kamchatka.
  • It is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world with a height of 4,750 meters.
  • The volcano consists of a truncated cone with a central crater.
  • It is a stratovolcano.
  • It has erupted more than 50 times since 1700.

Key facts about Kamchatka Peninsula

  • It lies in far eastern Russia, between the Sea of Okhotsk on the west and the Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea on the east.
  • It is one of the world’s most concentrated areas of geothermal activity, with about 30 active volcanoes.
  • It is one of the largest peninsulas in the world.
  • Climate: Severe, with prolonged, cold, and snowy winters and wet, cool summers.
  • It is part of a vast belt of Earth known as the “Ring of Fire” which circles the Pacific Ocean and is prone to eruptions and frequent earthquakes.

Q1) What is peninsula?

It is a geographical landform that is surrounded by water on three sides while connected to a larger landmass on one side. Peninsulas can vary in size and shape and are commonly found in coastal regions. They can be formed through various geological processes, including erosion, deposition, and tectonic activity.

Source: Klyuchevskoy volcano erupts on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula