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Kaileney volcano

Shield volcano 1582 m / 5,190 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 57.8°N / 160.67°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Kaileney volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kaileney volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

Kaileney is a small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type basaltic shield volcano that was constructed near the eastern margin of a large NE-SW-trending graben running along the axis of the northern Sredinny Range. Kaileney is located NE of Uka, another young shield volcano along the east side of the graben. A chain of E-W-trending cinder cones extends to the west from the summit of Kaileney. 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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