Kuntomintar volcano

Hydrothermal field 828 m / 2,717 ft
Shiashkotan Island , Kurilen, 48.75°N / 154.02°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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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Typical eruption style: explosive
Kuntomintar volcano eruptions: more than 10,000 years ago

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Kuntomintar Photos

Zoom onto the fumaroles inside Kuntomintar's collapse crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the fumaroles inside Kuntomintar's collapse crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shiashkotan Island with the caldera of Kuntomintar volcano; fumaroles are visible inside the collapse scar. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shiashkotan Island with the caldera of Kuntomintar volcano; fumaroles are visible inside the collapse scar. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of Kuntomintar volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wide-angle view of Kuntomintar volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Such ignimbrite layers often look similar to lava flows from a distance, but when visiting the coast, it is clear that these are welded pyroclastic deposits made of pumice, ash and blocks - result of massive explosive eruptions in the past of Kuntomintar volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Such ignimbrite layers often look similar to lava flows from a distance, but when visiting the coast, it is clear that these are welded pyroclastic deposits made of pumic...
 



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