A red glow indicating the presence of heat and a small plume of ash are evidence of the Klyuchevskaya (Kliuchevskoi) volcano's recent unrest. The volcano has been intermittently releasing bursts of steam, ash, and gas. The largest volcano on Russia's Kamchatkan peninsula, Klyuchevskaya is being watched carefully for signs of a more violent eruption.
The rising sun bathes the eastern half of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula with light, casting long shadows in the west. The shadows highlight the plume of ash that continues to rise from the Klyuchevskaya Volcano. The largest and most active volcano on the peninsula, Klyuchevskaya has erupted regularly since its first recorded eruption in 1697. Its most recent activity began in mid-January 2005, and has not abated.