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Tectonic map of the Kamchatka peninsula and the Kurile islands. Red triangles show active volcanoes. (Map created using the UNAVCO / Voyager map tool, featuring Face of the Earth)
Tectonic map of the Kamchatka peninsula and the Kurile islands. Red triangles show active volcanoes. (Map created using the UNAVCO / Voyager map tool, featuring Face of the Earth)

Map of Kamchatka's major active volcanoes (basemap: NASA).
Map of Kamchatka's major active volcanoes (basemap: NASA).

Latest news:

Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 11 Jan 2020
Saturday, Jan 11, 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, Jan 06, 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on  5 Jan 2020
Sunday, Jan 05, 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 10 kts in E direction. ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 31 Dec 2019
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
False-color satellite image of Bezymianny volcano 29 Dec 2019 (image: Sentinel 2 / Sentinel Hub)
Monday, Dec 30, 2019
The activity at the volcano remains elevated. Satellite imagery allows to detect an increasingly hot zone on the upper western slope of the lava dome inside the summit caldera of the volcano. ... [more]
Satellite image of Klyuchevskoy volcano on 30 Dec 2019
Monday, Dec 30, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 25 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
 

Volcanoes of Kamchatka

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Volcanoes of Kamchatka

The Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) is one of the most volcanically active volcanic places on earth, second only perhaps to Iceland and Hawaii. In this part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", there are over 100 active volcanoes (the Smithsonian Institution lists 109) and about 30 volcanoes that have erupted recently, in addition to hundreds of smaller monogenetic vents (i.e. that have formed during one single eruption)
The active volcanoes form a 700-km long volcanic belt from Shiveluch in the north to Kambalny in the south. The vigorous volcanism on Kamchatka, like that of the adjacent Aleutian and Kurile island arcs, is produced by the subduction of the Pacific plate under the E margin of the Eurasian plate.
During the past 10,000 years, at least about 30 very large (so-called Plinian) eruptions have occurred in Kamchatka, i.e. eruptions that have ejected more than 1 cubic kilometer of magma. With this record, Kamchatka is by far the place on earth with the greatest frequency of large explosive eruptions.
The most active volcanoes on Kamchatka are Klyuchevsky, Shiveluch, Karymsky and Bezymianny.
 

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