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Kuntomintar volcano

Hydrothermal field 828 m / 2,717 ft
Shiashkotan Island , Kuril Islands, 48.75°N / 154.02°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
Kuntomintar volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Kuntomintar volcano eruptions: more than 10,000 years ago
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Mon, 25 Dec
Mon, 25 Dec 12:00 UTCM 4.6 / 48 km71 km- 274km SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia
Kuntomintar is a Pleistocene andesitic stratovolcano on the southern end of Shiashkotan Island in the central Kuriles. It contains a central cone inside a 4-4.5 km wide caldera. There are no recent eruption, but there is fumarolic activity near the east wall of the caldera and a hot spring.
A second caldera is present on the west side and breached to the west. A report of an eruption in 1872 that destroyed an Ainu village was actually from Sinarka volcano.
(Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)


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