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.



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      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      Russia is like watching a live action comedy. From the exploding pipe, to the random way everyone has parked and the pedestrians just keep on strolling
        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John
        If they had had their bats or hatchets in the trunk they would have jumped out and beat the **** out of that geyser.
      Anatoly Maloney
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was a water pipe with a diameter of 600mm that was under 13bar of pressure that ran under the parking lot. It burst, and these are the results
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      i like how most people dont care and park close to the gyeser
      Anthony Williams
      • 1 Year Ago
      Russia.. only in Russia
      ClementZ
      • 1 Year Ago
      They built a parking lot on top of a geyser? Or was the geyser not there before?
      DeathKnoT
      • 1 Year Ago
      Welcome to Russia! I love the place in some odd fashion. I can't quite pin it down. I wish to travel to it again. But, this is what happens as many of the soviet era infrastructure that has been neglected for far too long. On the other hand i love the idea of central heating and hot water. It has a lot of room for great efficiencies if they choose to insulate the pipes.
      jameshouk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does nobody remember the ConnEd Steam Pipe that exploded in New York City a few years ago.
      Medar1000
      • 1 Year Ago
      In Soviet Russia, yellow stones you!
      DWR
      • 1 Year Ago
      In Russia you don't go to see geyser (old faithful), geyser come see you!
      Brent Worrell
      • 1 Year Ago
      what doesnt happen in russia?
      CyperZ
      • 1 Year Ago
      Russia is not a country. It's a way of life!
      canuckcharlie
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm gonna become a camera salesman in Russia
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