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Kulkev volcano

Shield volcano 915 m / 3,002 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 56.37°N / 158.37°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kulkev volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
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Background:

Kulkev is a small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type basaltic to basaltic-andesite shield volcano in the southern Sredinny Range that is dwarfed by its massive neighbor Uksichan, whose slopes rise immediately to the south. The 915-m-high summit of Kulkev is one of the lowest Quaternary volcanoes in the Sredinny Range. 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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