The Kamchatka Penisula (56°N 160°E) is 1600 km long, almost 500 km wide at its widest and supports 29 active and 300 extinct volcanoes. Most glaciers of Kamchatka (446 glaciers covering about 900 km2) are located in Sredinny and Eastern Ridges, oriented submeridionally. ELA´s range from 700 m (Kronotsky peninsula) to 2800 m (Kliuchevskoy volcano), glaciers occupy a wide zone from 300 to 4500 m asl.

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