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Golets-Tornyi volcano

pyroclastic cones 442 m / 1,450 ft
Iturup Island, Kuril Islands, 45.25°N / 148.35°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Golets-Tornyi volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Golets-Tornyi volcano eruptions: unknown, probably ca. 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 8 Aug
Wed, 8 Aug 13:27 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km23 kmKuril Islands
Fri, 27 Jul
Fri, 27 Jul 04:54 UTCM 5.0 / 125 km14 kmKuril Islands
Mon, 23 Jul
Mon, 23 Jul 21:37 UTCM 5.0 / 125 km16 kmKuril Islands
Golets and Tornyi are 2 pyroclastic cones located SW of Medvezhii on Iturup Island, Kurile Islands, Russia. They occupy one of the narrowest parts of the island.
The age of their last eruptions is unknown, but probably about 10,000 years ago. A lava flow from the andesitic-dacitic Tornyi cone (417 m) is seen inside a glacial depression.
Golets cone itself was constructed above the eroded remnants of the extinct Parusnaya Mountain volcano. Lava flows from Golets reached the coast.
(Source: GVP / Smithsonian volcano information)


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