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Akhtang volcano

Shield volcano 1956 m / 6,417 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 55.43°N / 158.65°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Akhtang volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
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Background:

The late-Pleistocene Icelandic-type Akhtang shield volcano is located between the Bolshaya Kimitina and Kozyrevka rivers SE of Ichinsky volcano in the southern Sredinny Range. Akhtang is topped by a small basaltic stratovolcano. A chain of NE-SW-trending cones that extends to the SW has been the source of young lava flows. Early geologic studies in the Sredinny Range (Ogorodov et al., 1972) identified numerous Holocene eruptive centers based primarily on morphological criteria. However, later work has suggested that Sredinny Range volcanoes are less mantled by Holocene tephras than eastern Kamchatka volcanoes and therefore appear more youthful, so that Holocene eruptions are uncertain for many of these Sredinny Range eruptive vents.
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