Ever Heard of Kamchatka?

I’ve never heard of Kamchatka till I received an earthquake notice via The National Earthquake Information Center (USGS) .   So I looked it up and found it is a Peninsula in Russia’s far eastern area on the Pacific ocean.  To the east of Kamchatka lies a sea called, Okhotsk.  Um, don’t ask me how to pronounce that.   Kamchatka is rather large for a peninsula at 182,400 sq. miles per Wikipedia


This video was so wonderful of the Russian, Aleut dancers, I just had to include it.  It paints such a wonderful image of an area that I had never before heard of.   Makes me think that our fathers of yesteryear knew more than we give credit for.  The dance brought community and vitality and the clothes work well for a cold climate.   I notice a slight difference from our native dance and the Aleut above.  Our Native Americans dance with the drummers in a circle off to the side as the dancers are in the middle dancing in different patterns depending on what tribe they are with, however with the above Aleut dancers each dances with their own drum.  The beauty of a culture remains within the dance and arts it produces.  May culture always shine throughout time.

The earthquake hit at 4:08 (UTC) or Coordinated Universal time on December 10th, 2010.   A distance of 198 miles WNW of Nikol’skoye.  Nikol’skoye is a small village of about 800 people and around 300 of them are Aleut.  Measuring 4.7 magnitude.  I have noticed there have been many in the upper latitudes around Alaska and this is just across the Bering Strait (Imakpik) as known by the natives, (Aleut)   from Alaska. 

Hum, since posting this article there has been another quake in the same area @ 6:11 UTC time reaching 4.8 magnitude, Dec. 10, 2010! 153 miles west of Nikol’skoye!

Let’s just hope all of this shaking doesn’t jar the shrinking icebergs apart.

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7 Responses to Ever Heard of Kamchatka?

  1. pawzy4 says:

    I went to your site, I wish you the best. Keep faith in those around you and in yourself. I think that in today’s rather harsh world we all can use a few moments to remind ourselves that we are all in this together.

  2. Amila says:

    Splendid! Best wishes for a wonderful new year from Sri Lanka!

  3. Cher says:

    A wonderful video of the Native Russian dancers at Aleut, I hadn’t heard of this area of Russia before I read this. Such a lot is going on in our beautiful world that we have not heard of, thank you pawzy for giving us the chance to learn more about these extra ordinary people. More please. ^j^

  4. Mary A says:

    Very interesting…..yes, let’s hope the shaking stops!! Just begs for the question: Are there Aleuts in Russia…only know by a different name??? Do they share the same ideals, the same way of doing things, the same cultural lessons, etc. etc. etc.???

    We live in a very small world. We have much to learn about, and from, one another. The barriers that were built by our forefathers are slowly being dismantled…. 🙂

    • pawzy4 says:

      Yes, the Aleuts live in the small village of Nikol’skoye, Russia. They number only about 300. As for the culture in Russia and here in the states in Alaska that is a whole research project. The name of this peoples has changed to various different names depending on where they traveled and settled and what language they spoke. The sad fact remains however, that the fur trade and world war II greatly affected these wonderful peoples in a tragic way.

      The beauty of the culture remains within the dance and arts. May culture always shine throughout time.

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