4 Volcanoes Erupting in Russia

Film of unprecedented quartet

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Four volcanoes in Russia are simultaneously erupting within 110 miles of each other. That’s rare in itself, but Tobalchik, Shiveluch, Besymjanny, and Kisimen also seem to be supplied by four separate sources.

 Here’s Spiegel Online with more on the extremely rare occurrence:

That, though, is what has taken place in recent weeks on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's far east. Four different cones and mountains, all within 180 kilometers of each other, have been active simultaneously since late November. Given that volcano experts don't believe that the four volcanoes are being fed from the same magma source, the parallel eruptions would seem to be the geological equivalent of winning the lottery.

The Moscow-based photography group Airpano was able to film all of the volcanoes in one day, creating this totally stunning 360-degree video of all four eruptions. Here's how they did it:

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