Kurile Islands, July 2019: Severo-Kurilsk

Approaching the bay of Severo-Kurilsk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Approaching the bay of Severo-Kurilsk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Erosion gullies in the island's volcanic slopes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion gullies in the island's volcanic slopes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Layers of ancient lava flows exposed (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Layers of ancient lava flows exposed (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fishing ship in the bay (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fishing ship in the bay (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards the harbour of Severo-Kurilsk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards the harbour of Severo-Kurilsk (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fishing ship (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fishing ship (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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One of the piers of the harbour (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
One of the piers of the harbour (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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On the pier where some fishing ships are moored (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the pier where some fishing ships are moored (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Shipwreck on the beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shipwreck on the beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Shipwreck (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shipwreck (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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kuriles_k24379.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
kuriles_k24379.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rusty beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rusty beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Shipwrecks (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shipwrecks (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Remnants of a shipwreck almost completely buried in the sand (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Remnants of a shipwreck almost completely buried in the sand (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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In the morning of 4 Nov 1952, a magnitude 9 earthquake occurred off the coat of Kamchatka, sending a powerful tsunami that destroyed the previous town of Severo Kurilsk once located in this flat area. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the morning of 4 Nov 1952, a magnitude 9 earthquake occurred off the coat of Kamchatka, sending a... [info]
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Ruins of foundations of houses from the previous town destroyed by the 1952 tsunami. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ruins of foundations of houses from the previous town destroyed by the 1952 tsunami. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info]
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Grass covers most of the ruins by now (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Grass covers most of the ruins by now (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash plume from an explosion of Ebeko volcano behind the ridges in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume from an explosion of Ebeko volcano behind the ridges in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info]
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Our yacht "Liberty" moored next to another ship (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our yacht "Liberty" moored next to another ship (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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On the way back to Kamchatka, we pass the Birds' Islands north of Paramushir. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the way back to Kamchatka, we pass the Birds'Islands north of Paramushir. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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