Welcome To Real-Life Mordor, Where Vo...

Welcome To Real-Life Mordor, Where Volcanoes Shoot Lava Half A Mile Into The Sky

There are 1 comment on the The Huffington Post story from Dec 4, 2013, titled Welcome To Real-Life Mordor, Where Volcanoes Shoot Lava Half A Mile Into The Sky. In it, The Huffington Post reports that:

This very real, Mordor-esque volcano lies in the Kamchatka Peninsula in far-eastern Russia, more than 5,000 miles from Moscow.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Dec 4, 2013
This one comes with a better pic (larger) than the previous Kliuchevskoi article featuring this pic.

The lava flow down the flank can be seen as a series of streams. The jet into the ash column can be seen as an inverted orange cone. The reflection glow from the lava can be seen in the upper part of the ash column.

It doesn't feel as interesting as it should be because most people are now used to the very similar colour of a sodium glow street lamp.

I do like the "mount doom" of mordor analogue as it is a classical lava producing stratovolcano and beats Ngaruhoe by over a factor of 10 as it is ~3.5Km from base to summit rather than ~1Km max for Ngaruhoe. It would have a major rival in the ~3.5Km high Mt.Fuji of the N. Izu arc of Japan but Fuji is now dormant as a result of a switch in megathrust style @ Boso from backarc to arc with a shorter runout, as a result of collision of the Izu arc with the japan alps megathrust of S. Honshu.

Have a nice day: Ag

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