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Wednesday, Aug 02, 2017
The Institute of Volcanology and Geodynamics (Russian Academy of Natural Science) reported that during the morning of 31 July volcanologists working on Kudryavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex, noted a sharp increase in the volume of vapor-and-gas emissions, with a plume rising more than 1 km. ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Satellite images showed a weak thermal anomaly over Kudryavy, a stratovolcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex, on 18 March. [more]
 

Volcanoes of Iturup Island (11 volcanoes)

Atsonupuri | Baransky | Berutarube | Bogatyr Ridge| Chirip| Demon| Golets-Tornyi| Grozny| Lvinaya Past| Medvezhia| unnamed
Iturup is the largest island of the volcanic chain of the Kuriles Island between Japan and Kamchatka.
Atsonupuri
(stratovolcano)
Atsonupuri volcano is a mostly basaltic stratovolcano in the southern Kurile Islands, Russia, located ca. 150 km NE of Hokkaido, Japan.
Atsonupuri volcano forms a prominent peninsula at the SW side of Iturup Island connected by a 30 m low isthmus. The volcano has often had ... [more]

Baransky
(stratovolcano)
Baransky volcano (Sashiusu-dake in Japanese) is a stratovolcano in the center of Iturup Island, southern Kuriles. Only one historical eruption occurred in 1951 and consisted of weak explosions in the summit crater.
Strong fumarolic activity is in the summit and several flan... [more]

Berutarube
(stratovolcano)
Berutarube is an andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcano on the SW tip of Iturup Island (Kuriles). It has gentle slopes which are deeply eroded by glacial valleys. Funaroles and sufur deposits occur in the inner walls of the central crater. [more]

Bogatyr Ridge
(stratovolcano)
Bogatyr Ridge is a stratovolcano on SW Iturup Island, Kuriles, Russia. It consists of a chain of craters and cones and the larger Stokap volcano, astratovolcano aligned NE-SW.
The andesitic Stokap volcano has 8-10 cones and explosion craters. The largest of these co... [more]

Chirip
(stratovolcano)
Chirip volcano is a twin volcano forming the Chirip peninsula which streches NW into the Okhotsk Sea from central Iturup Island, Kurile Island, 230 km north of Hokkaido, Japan.
The 2 stratovolcanoes are Chirip volcano in the N and Bogdan Khmelnitskii to the S. They overly a... [more]

Demon
(stratovolcano)
Demon is a stratovolcano on the extreme northern tip of Iturup Island, Kuriles. The volcano has had no recent eruptions, but might still be active. It was built during the past 10,000 years inside a glacial valley 3 km east of the older eroded Kamui volcano. Damon's summit has a ... [more]

Golets-Tornyi
(pyroclastic cones)
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-... [more]

Grozny
(complex volcano)
Grozny volcano (Etorofu Yake-yama in Japanese) in central Iturup Island, Kuriles is one of the most frequently active volcanoes of the volcanic island chain.
It is a complex of 2 volcanoes: Ivan Grozny volcano and Tebenkov (also known as Odamoi-san) volcano.
Ivan Gro... [more]

Lvinaya Past
(caldera)
Lvinaya Past ("Lion's Jaw") volcano is a truncated stratovolcano with a 7x9 km wide caldera (also known as Moikeshi) on the SW end of Iturup Island, Kuriles Islands (Russia).
The caldera is open to the sea on the NW and the floor of the caldera is 550 m below sea level. more]

Medvezhia
(somma volcano)
The Medvezhia (Moyorodake in Japanese) volcano complex (including Medvezhii, Srednii, Kudryavy or Men’shoi Brat volcano) is one of the Kurile's most active volcanoes. It is located on the NE end of Iturup Island, Kurile Islands. It is remarkable for its high temperature fumaroles... [more]

unnamed
(submarine volcano)
A possible submarine eruption NW of Iturup Island in the southern Kuriles at a depth of 1350 m was reported in 1967. An increase in water temperature and acidity were measured. The cause of this is uncertain, but an unnamed submarine volcano is located close by. [more]
 

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