This photo was taken by my older brother when I visited him in Puebla, Mexico. It’s astounding to see this and he snapped an awesome picture. I made some minor changes to it as far as the coloring after uploading but nothing else. I had to feature this for the theme “Beyond” as I think it fits perfectly.
Olympus Mons is a Martian shield volcano of epic proportions that can be seen through telescopes on Earth. It stretches an incredible 25 Km (15.5 miles) above sea level into the thin Martian atmosphere, three times the height of Mt Everest, towering well above the brutal dust storms of the planet.
The volcano is surrounded by 6 km high scarp (perimeter) at its base where ancient lava flows drape over the edges. It spans a ginormous 624 Km (374 miles) in width! To put this into perspective, that is the width of the state of Arizona and wider than the entire chain of Hawaiian islands.
Yet Olympus Mons is not the only large volcano on the planet, it is part of an area of volcanoes known as the Tharsis region. Spanning 4000 km across this region contains 12 large volcanoes all ranging between 10 – 100 times larger than any…
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A new (so far small) eruption began yesterday from Caulle volcano, local sources reported. Ash emissions reaching 11,000 ft (3.4 km) altitude were reported by Buenos Aires VAAC. Local news report ash fall ash fall over Puyehué, Entre Lagos and Osorno today. – Volcano Discovery
Three volcanoes in Russia’s Kamchatka continue to send steam and ash into the air while lava flows down their slopes. Volcanic activity on the peninsula has dramatically intensified. Aviation authorities issued an orange security level in the area.
The volcanoes Shiveluch, Kizimen and Plosky Talbachek are erupting in different parts of the peninsula simultaneously, causing dozens of local earthquakes, as the vibrations accompanying the eruptions of the giants continue to increase.
The biggest and most active is Shiveluch, Kamchatka’s northernmost volcano and 3,283 meters high. Over the last days it made several eruptions of gases, steam and ash, the highest of which reached the 4,900m above sea level. Unceasing earth tremors send avalanches down its slopes. Sensors installed near the volcano are registering high seismic activity with, active gas generation and thermal anomalies.
Activity of Shiveluch started to grow back in 2009 when its dome split with a fissure 30…
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