March 29, 2017
This dramatic footage show a Russian volcano awakening for the first time in 250 years.
The snow-covered colossus last erupted in the reign of Catherine the Great but in recent days has spewed out a 60-mile (100km) long ash plume that was visible from space.
Scientists on the Kamchatka peninsula in the far east of Russia had not predicted 7,103ft Kambalny volcano suddenly emerging from hibernation.
The eruption from Kambalny was seen from space and captured by Nasa’s Terra satellite.
The satellite image captured a 60-mile (100km) long ash plume that was spewed out by the active volcano.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:48 am