2002 NASA Space Shuttle image of Kasbek volcano. It marks the path of an avalanche and debris flow produced by collapse of a glacier the following month. (image courtesy: Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, 2002)
Kasbek volcano is a large glacier-covered stratovolcano in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia south of the border with Russia. It is the second highest volcano (after Elbrus) in the Caucasus range. There are no known historic eruptions, but radiocarbon-dated lava flows and its summit cone are only about 6000 years old, suggesting that the volcano is still active.
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