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Unique natural display on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia where four volcanoes separated by only 180 km are erupting simultaneously these days. A filming crew captured a 360 degrees video featuring the volcanic performance (scroll down for video and photos).

This flyover photo was snapped on Jan. 6, 2013 and shows Tolbachik volcano spewing ash and smoke in the atmosphere of Kamchakta Peninsula

This flyover photo was snapped on Jan. 6, 2013 and shows Tolbachik volcano spewing ash and smoke in the atmosphere of Kamchakta Peninsula

Volcanic eruptions occur almost at all times all over the world, but the simultaneous eruption of 4 volcanoes so close is a novelty. Kamchatka’s volcano quartet in question span within a distance of 180 km are being active since November 2012. Experts do not believe, however, that the four are fed by the same source, although their parallel eruption is seen as the geological equivalent of the great lottery winning.

Kamchatka is one of the most active volcanic areas of the “Ring of Fire”, the famous seismic belt surrounding the Pacific Ocean. Three tectonic plates, the North American, Pacific and Okhotsk – collide in Kamchatka, the peninsula being populated by 30 active volcanoes.

Video: 4 volcanoes erupt at once in Kamchatka, Russia

Four at the same time: volcano quartet fuming at once is something rarely seen on Earth. Photo:spiegel.de

Four at the same time: volcano quartet fuming at once is something rarely seen on Earth. Photo:spiegel.de


Kamchatka's Tolbachik volcano is one of the quartet currently erupting in proximity to each other. Photo: airpno.com

Kamchatka’s Tolbachik volcano is one of the quartet currently erupting in proximity to each other. Photo: airpno.com


Kizimen volcano is the southernmost of the active group. Photo:spiegel.de

Kizimen volcano is the southernmost of the active group. Photo:spiegel.de


This 2010 photo shows volcano pooring lava down the slope of Shiveluch mountain

This 2010 photo shows volcano pooring lava down the slope of Shiveluch mountain

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