Saturday, January 12, 2013

Video: Plosky Tolbachik Volcanic Eruption Kamchatka Peninsula Russia -January 2013

This area is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Off the coast of Kamchatka the Pacific plate is subducted beneath the Eurasian plate. As the Pacific plate sinks it is subjected to increasingly high temperatures and melts: the hot,liquid rock rises and reaches the surface in the form of a volcano.

1 comment:

rainywalker said...

History repeating itself and not much us humans can do to change it or stop it.