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RUSSIA – Cameras in Russia seem to capture everything from fiery meteors to crazy crashes. The latest video comes from a camera mounted high above the main square in Smolensk, overlooking a busy parking lot on what appears to be a nice sunny day. It takes but seconds for a small cloud of steam, appearing harmless at first, to erupt into a hot water geyser rivaling Old Faithful. What you don’t see from the video are the brick-sized chunks of pavement and rocks that were launched into the air and onto the surrounding vehicles. Within minutes, a large flow of water has flooded the parking area as the natural geyser continues to spew water and steam hundreds of feet into the air. If this happened in our backyard, we would hightail it out of town fearing another eruption of Vesuvian magnitude – yet the locals in Smolensk seem only slightly disrupted, continuing to seek open spots in the parking lot despite the odd chaos mere yards away
Originally posted by Isolation
reply to post by Trueman
Not sure how true this is as all the links from different sites link back to the same source.
It does look like steam but could be water vapour from the spray I suppose
Worrying if trueedit on 19-4-2013 by Isolation because: (no reason given)
we would hightail it out of town fearing another eruption of Vesuvian magnitude – yet the locals in Smolensk seem only slightly disrupted, continuing to seek open spots in the parking lot despite the odd chaos mere yards away
The most amazing occurrence took place in the city of Smolensk. A hot water pipe that runs under the main square burst during the day, flooding the area which was filled with car in boiling water.
The artificial geyser's eruption threw tons of trash and stones as large as a building bricks into the air, damaging cars and scaring onlookers. The whole incident was captured by a surveillance camera, and thanks to smolensk.ru, we can also show you photos from the scene. The incident doesn't seem to affect Smolensk's residents very much, as they treat this as a daily occurrence.
Originally posted by ahnggk
This could be the beginning of the end....
Originally posted by zayonara
We should show them what painted-parking-line technology can do for a parking lot. That is some serious 18th century parking there.