Fissure Eruption 2012 at Tolbachik

Link collection of the best photos and videos showing the fissure eruption 2012 at southern flank of Tolbachik volcano on Kamchatka peninsula in Russia.

Jesus, I could kick myself… I would have loved to capture such impressive images of volcanic Kamchatka. To boot geologically seen the distance of two months means only the split of a blink of an eye. Leningradskaya, the place with the wooden shacks, where the Soviet lunar mobile got tested, where two months ago I was walking around, got completely buried by lava. Here are some links that are reflecting the eruption very well:

Fantastic 360° aerial panorama photos
http://www.airpano.ru/360Degree-VirtualTour.php?3D=Kamchatka-Volcano-Plosky-Tolbachik

Aerial images taken by my friend Sergey Krasnoshchekov
http://most-41rus.livejournal.com/22051.html

Photos by Sergey Gorshkov
http://gorshkov-sergey.livejournal.com/34406.html
http://gorshkov-sergey.livejournal.com/35224.html

Videos of the lava flows
http://www.volkstat.ru/news.php?postid=194

Very good compilation of images taken by various photographers
http://strana.ru/journal/21341927

http://arkhipovdmitry.35photo.ru/photo_464704/
http://www.volkstat.ru/news.php?postid=229
http://smelov.livejournal.com/85416.html

Eruption videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyfSp0Aaea4
http://www.vesti.ru/only_video.html?vid=472688
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9uybqlQ8tQ
http://vk.com/video1130416_165619639
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9omTWhmM2ts

Official photo gallery of KVERT
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/current_eng.php?name=Plosky%20Tolbachik

Article on wired.com explaining lava flow features with the help of Tolbachik
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/12/tolbachik-eruption-identifying-lava-flow-features/

NASA satellite images
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=79853&src=imgrss

Time lapse of Kozyrevsk-based KVERT webcam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MoI2Sf5VLc

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