Recent Volcanic Activity May Put a Damper on Kamchatka Fishing

Volcanoes and air travel don’t mix well and the Bolshaya Volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Eastern Russia has been stirring as of late, leaving officials concerned about a possible full-scale eruption.


“A volcano in the far eastern corner of Russia that was previously considered extinct may be waking up — and an eruption could be catastrophic. The Bolshaya Udina volcano — part of the Kamchatka Peninsula’s Udina volcanic complex — was believed to be extinct until 2017 when increasing seismic activity was detected beneath it, scientists say. Now, Ivan Koulakov, a geophysicist from Russia’s A.A. Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics who led a study into the volcano, believes it should be reclassified as active. “At any moment, an eruption can occur,” Koulakov told CNN.”

If you’re curious about what Kamchatka is and why you need to fish it before you die, check out this article by Christiaan Pretorious!

Check out the rest of the CNN article, here.

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