volcanism

Kamchatka region – Tourism in Russia

Kamchatka region is fiery and alive, almost all tourist routes go through either thermal or mineral springs, or through the crater of one of the active volcanoes. Few places on the planet where you can see so many volcanoes simultaneously.

Peninsula Kamchatka “is divided” between Kamchatka region occupying its southern part (170, 8 thousand sq. km) and Koryak Autonomous district. stretching along the Northern part of the Peninsula (472, 3 thousand square km). Due to the relatively harsh Northern climate (winter on the Peninsula is different in different parts of the world: snowy and mild on the coast, frosty in the Central and inland portion, rough and windy in the North; in summer the temperature reaches 10-18 s) in the Peninsula is home to a small number of the population in the area – 349, 8 thousand people, area – 28, 5 thousand.

The Kamchatka Peninsula has tremendous resources to conduct various ecological trips, various tours, during which tourists can not only actively relax, but also to learn many interesting things about volcanoes: how they work, why erupt, about life in a natural environment of rare animals – fur seals, sea lions, the island of seals, sea otters, colonies of seabirds. In this regard, the local tourism professionals have prepared for guests of the region themed Continue reading

Volcano Uzon

The Uzon volcano is situated on the South side of Kronotsky lake. Large pot or Caldera was formed about 40,000 years ago. Her education contributed to the serial explosions accompanied by eruptions. The last eruption inside the boiler took place on 8 500 years ago. After the explosion crater with a diameter of 1 km.

The volcano Uzon refers to protected objects of Kamchatskiy Krai. In the last hundred years of active hydrothermal activity of the volcano was formed by an astounding combination of volcanism and wildlife. Also this place is rich in mineral formations and mineralization.

The boiler of the volcano Uzon has a diameter of 10 km and is considered to be the biggest Caldera on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Its area is 150 km2. On this square in the thumbnail to see all that the Kamchatka region is the hot springs and mud pots are poisonous, clear lake, cold river which is teeming with fish, birch forest rich in berries, mountains, swamps, animals and birds. Continue reading

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