A spurt of lava from the Plosky Tolbachik volcano
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Lava flows from Plosky Tolbachik volcano drawing tourists

11 December 2012 Last updated at 22:41 GMT

A volcano in Russia is continuing to spew hot lava for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula is pouring out an estimated 1,200 tons of lava every second.

The volcano which is one of the world's most volcanic regions has not erupted since 1976.

Ben Tobias reports.