Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02468
Rugged Kamen towers above a volcanological field station on the flank of Bezymianny. The ridge in the center of the photo is the southern rim of a scarp created by a massive volcanic landslide about 1,200 years ago. Collapse of the summit created a massive debris avalanche that reached more than 30 km to the east. The sheer landslide headwall reaches 3 km above its base.
Photo by Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
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