Video: Lava flows after huge volcanic eruption in Russia

  • 12 December 2012
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Watch the Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting

Check out this volcanic eruption that's so spectacular it's been described as looking like the end of the world!

The Plosky Tolbachik volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia, is pouring out 1,200 tonnes of lava every second, according to local scientists.

It last erupted 36 years ago, but this time it's the biggest ever.

Emergency services are keeping a watch on the area and local residents are getting ready to leave if they need to.

But the amazing event has meant many tourists are flocking to the area to catch a glimpse of it.

There are 29 active volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula, which is a Unesco World Heritage site.