Northern Kuriles (Kuril Islands), 48.96°N / 153.93°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Ekarma stratovolcano forms a small 5 x 7.5 km island 8.5 km north of Shiashkotan Island in the northern Kurile Islands, Russia.
The volcano belongs to an E-W-trending volcanic chain extending westward from the central part of the main Kuril Island arc. It contains two overlapping basaltic-andesite to andesitic volcanoes, with the western one showing historical activity. Lava flows have flown 3 km in all directions from the summit of the younger cone to the sea, forming a sinuous shoreline.
The island summit is formed by a lava dome which formed in the first historic eruption of Ekarma between 1767-69.
Ekarma volcano eruptions: 1980, 1767-69
Latest nearby earthquakesNo recent earthquakes
An eruption was observed on 24 May 1980 from a fishing boat. Ash clouds were erupted to a height of 1 km.
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