Kamchatka in History

Historical Events

  • 1854-09-04 English and French lay siege to the eastern Russian city of Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky during the Crimean war
  • 1922-08-26 Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed
  • 1956-03-20 Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) erupts
  • 1993-11-13 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • 2015-04-01 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula