Photo: NASA  shows ash cloud above snow


After lying dormant for about 250 years, Russia’s Kambalny volcano erupted last Friday, according to Live Science.

There were no preceding warning signs. “Nothing pointed to a possible eruption of the Kambalny,” said Olga Girina, who heads Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team. “It is a pure surprise for us.”

Ash plumes reached 16,000 feet and traveled southwest from the volcano.

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