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Erupting Kamchatka Volcanoes
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The Kamchatka Peninsula, the northwestern edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire, is one of the most volcanically active regions on Earth. At least 114 Kamchatkan volcanoes have erupted in the past 12,000 years. A handful of these volcanoes is erupting currently.