Klyuchevskoy Volcano Erupts in Russia’s Kamchatka; Looks like ‘Mordor’

December 4, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Klyuchevskoy volcano in eastern Russia’s Kamchatka region recently erupted and has been described as looking similar to “Mordor” in the “Lord of the Rings” books and movies.

Recent photos published by the Daily Mail and the Mirror were taken by photographer Marc Szeglat.

The papers said the mountain bears a resemblance to Mount Mordor.

A recent eruption spewed lava as high as one kilometer.

Szeglat, of Germany, told the Mail: “I spent 12 days in Russia, we were not able to get very close because of the heavy snowfalls, this picture was taken from around 12km (seven miles) away.”

He added: “During its strongest eruptive phase, lava fountains rose up to 0.6 miles (one kilometre) above the summit dome, and explosions could be heard at a distance of 19 miles or 30 km away.”

Below is a video shot by a photographer Martin Rietze of the mountain in October: 

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