Fuss Peak volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 08:36 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 1772 m / 5,814 ft
Paramushir Island (Kuril Islands), 50.27°N / 155.25°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Fuss Peak is an isolated andesitic stratovolcano on southern Paramushir Island, Kuril Islands. The volcano rises almost 3000 m from the sea floor and forms a peninsula of Paramushir connected to it by a low isthmus.
The volcano contains a 700 m wide and 300 m deep crater, with a deep gully cutting its NW rim and forming a canyon down to the coast. Fresh-looking lava flows are on the E and SE flanks.
The last confirmed historic activity was in 1854.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Fuss Peak volcano eruptions: 1933 (?), 1854
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Fuss Peak Photos

As we approach Paramushir Island, the tall peaks of Chikurachki (l) and Fuss (r) volcanoes come into view. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As we approach Paramushir Island, the tall peaks of Chikurachki (l) and Fuss (r) volcanoes come into view. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wider angle view of Fuss Peak volcano from the SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wider angle view of Fuss Peak volcano from the SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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