Photographers capture 4 volcanoes erupting at same time
Incredible images from Russia
- Duration 2:59
- Date Feb 6, 2013
Incredible images from Russia
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So cool a lot of nature putting on a fire ratio like you've never seen before I -- I never seen this before.
A team of photographers capturing an incredible display in eastern Russia.
For -- -- as they found were erupting at the same time just over a hundred miles apart.
And he's a special camera and treated -- an amazing.
Virtual volcano -- look at -- fourth foul.
Our good buddy energy to Discover Magazine joins us take Lorain hey this looks nothing like the one I've felt the fourth grade with an -- on itself is a pretty good guy that's is so what are we what are we seeing here.
Both that this is -- probably most volcanic area on earth is the Kamchatka region of Siberia.
It's three different parts of the Earth's surface -- three.
-- crystal plates.
Are bashing together and where these things collide you get incredible geologic frenzy so this is this an area where they're there about 29 active -- there about a 150 dormant ones.
Nobody's ever seen anything like this -- from volcanoes.
Force the -- -- options having the same time unprecedented.
It's a great story about the photographers and how to basically stumbled on this thanked.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Hired a daredevil helicopter pilot who drove them right in the -- of hot air over the volcano.
And they're walking over hot -- until their boots were smoking to get these shots incredible.
Amazing -- this thing about the formation of the earth and and how much of it was due to volcanic activity.
And it's almost as if when you look at this you're seeing sort of what that might have looked.
But this is -- and this is very -- this you -- this is like this is new this is where the -- came from this is new earth.
And as you point out the reason that is happening in this spot is is the tectonic plates right.
Emerging and nasty as each other -- how quickly is that process happening.
So this is so in North America and Russia like it or not that we're moving closer together at -- it's about two inches a year it's about the rate actually the your fingernails grow.
And that little bit of motion is enough that the rocks scraped together they -- incredible heat and friction and that's the result.
It's the same thing because -- -- the tsunami and in Japan and them.
What -- call the ring of fire its volcanic activity all round of the rim of the Pacific it's that's where the earth this kind of living and breathing.
That's -- we just saw that earthquake in the season.
That island so do we expect more this activity in this kind of in this area because all that.
Rights in this area is an incredible hot bed and you're right not just a volcano has also earthquakes and -- and -- going there and studying these things where it's erupting all the time tells -- a lot about.
How to predict risk in some place like.
What's -- like.
Like Mount Rainier in the United States which is dangerous but we don't really know how dangerous you go there and you find out.
-- the -- your fingernails grow how soon before Russian United States you just basically.
-- kissing cousin neighbors.
He it -- that we we've we've got that we've got thousands of years other areas of I got plenty of time -- -- dates core rate always a pleasure and adding there wonderful what an amazing story and a great story yeah when your --