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Tectonic map of the Kamchatka peninsula and the Kurile islands. Red triangles show active volcanoes. (Map created using the UNAVCO / Voyager map tool, featuring Face of the Earth)
Tectonic map of the Kamchatka peninsula and the Kurile islands. Red triangles show active volcanoes. (Map created using the UNAVCO / Voyager map tool, featuring Face of the Earth)

Map of Kamchatka's major active volcanoes (basemap: NASA).
Map of Kamchatka's major active volcanoes (basemap: NASA).

Latest news:

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 . ... [details]
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 16 Oct 2019
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Anchorage warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 26000 ft (7900 m) altitude or flight level 260 and is moving at 25 kts in NE direction. ... [details]
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 30 kts in E direction. ... [details]
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 20 kts in NE direction. ... [details]
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 15 Oct 2019
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 35 kts in NE direction. ... [details]
Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 14 Oct 2019
Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Anchorage (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [details]
 

Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Akademia Nauk |Akhtang |Alney-Chashakondzha |Alngey |Anaun |Avachinsky |Bakening |Bely |Bliznets |Bliznetsy |Bolshoi Payalpan |Bolshoi Semiachik |Bolshoi-Kekuknaysky |Cherny |Cherpuk Group |Dzenzursky |Eggella |Elovsky |Fedotych |Gamchen |Geodesistoy |Gorely |Gorny Institute |Ichinsky |Iettunup |Iktunup |Kaileney |Karymsky |Kebeney |Kekurny |Khangar |Kikhpinych |Kinenin |Kizimen |Komarov |Koryaksky |Kostakan |Kozyrevsky |Krainy |Krasheninnikov |Kronotsky |Kulkev |Leutongey |Maly Payalpan |Maly Semiachik |Mezhdusopochny |Nylgimelkin |Ostry |Piip |Plosky |Plosky |Pogranychny |Romanovka |Schmidt |Sedankinsky |Severny |Shisheika |Shishel |Snegovoy |Snezhniy |Spokoiny |Taunshits |Terpuk |Titila |Tuzovsky |Uka |Uksichan | Unnamed 55.92°N/161.75°E | Unnamed 56.82°N/158.95°E |Uzon |Veer |Verkhovoy |Voyampolsky |Vysoky |Zaozerny |Zavaritsky |Zhupanovsky

Volcanoes of Kamchatka

The Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) is one of the most volcanically active volcanic places on earth, second only perhaps to Iceland and Hawaii. In this part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", there are over 100 active volcanoes (the Smithsonian Institution lists 109) and about 30 volcanoes that have erupted recently, in addition to hundreds of smaller monogenetic vents (i.e. that have formed during one single eruption)
The active volcanoes form a 700-km long volcanic belt from Shiveluch in the north to Kambalny in the south. The vigorous volcanism on Kamchatka, like that of the adjacent Aleutian and Kurile island arcs, is produced by the subduction of the Pacific plate under the E margin of the Eurasian plate.
During the past 10,000 years, at least about 30 very large (so-called Plinian) eruptions have occurred in Kamchatka, i.e. eruptions that have ejected more than 1 cubic kilometer of magma. With this record, Kamchatka is by far the place on earth with the greatest frequency of large explosive eruptions.
The most active volcanoes on Kamchatka are Klyuchevsky, Shiveluch, Karymsky and Bezymianny.
 

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