Four volcanoes erupt at once in Russia

Emily O'Keefe, ninemsn
12:44pm February 1, 2013
February 01, 2013: A Moscow film crew has produced a 360-degree video of four separate, but nearby, volcanoes erupting on a Russian peninsula.

When four nearby volcanoes erupt at once it makes for a pretty spectacular show.

That is exactly what is happening right now on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia, and all the action has been caught on camera by a Moscow film crew. 

Since November the Shiveluch, Bezymianny, Tolbachik, and Kizimen volcanoes have been erupting simultaneously.

The Kamchatka Peninsula has the highest concentration of active volcanoes on Earth and the four volcanoes are all located within 180km of each other. 

Taking advantage of the rare phenomenon, a photography crew from the film company Airpano used a helicopter to visit all the volcanoes in one day.

The company has produced an awe-inspiring 360-degree video of the display of nature. 

Tobalchik is the most recent of the volcanoes to become active and started spewing lava on November 27.

The volcano's eruptions are also the most visually spectacular of the four, producing thin, flowing lava rivers that glow red hot.

Sources: NASA, Airpano

Author: Emily O'Keefe, Approving editor: Nick Pearson

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