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Kamen volcano

Stratovolcano 4585 m / 15,042 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 56.02°N / 160.59°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kamen volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The steep-sided Kamen stratovolcano lies at the center of a N-S-trending chain of volcanoes, flanked by Bezymianny and Kliuchevskoi. The sharp-peaked, 4585-m-high Kamen is Kamchatka's second highest volcano, topped only by its neighbor Kliuchevskoi. Kamen formed during the late Pleistocene, but activity continued into the Holocene (Melekestsev et al., 1990). A major slope failure about 1200-1300 years ago removed much of the eastern side of the volcano, producing a massive 4-6 cu km debris avalanche that traveled more than 30 km to the SE.
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