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Geodesistoy volcano

Shield volcano 1170 m / 3,839 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 56.33°N / 158.67°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Geodesistoy volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Geodesistoy volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 21 May
Mon, 21 May 10:40 UTCM 5.1 / 68 km14 km- 73km N of Esso, Russia

Background:

Geodesistoy is a small structurally simple Icelandic-type basaltic to basaltic-andesite shield volcano located immediately WNW of the larger Anaun volcano in the southern Sredinny Range. A small cone with a lava flow was constructed to the WSW of Geodesistoy, and a small lava field is located to the south. 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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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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