A volcanic eruption in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula has produced stunning images of lava flowing through a snowy wilderness.
The 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik volcano is located 343 kilometers (217 miles) from the region’s capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It began erupting on Nov. 27 for the first time in about 36 years.
The Kamchatka branch of the Russian Geophysical Service reports the eruption is no threat to any settlements.
It is unknown how long the eruption will last.
The U.N. Education, Science and Cultural Organization says Kamchatka is one of the most volcanically active areas in the world with 29 active volcanos.