Volcanoes of Central Kuriles (7 volcanoes)Ketoi| Raikoke| Rasshua| Sarychev Peak| Srednii| unnamed| Ushishur
|Ketoi volcano forms a 10 km wide island 19 km NE of Simushir Island across Diana Strait in the Kurile Islands. The first historical eruption of Pallas Peak, during 1843-46, was its largest. Strong fumarolic activity was observed on the northern flank of Pallas Peak in the 1980's... [more]|
|Raikoke (or Raikoki) volcano is mainly basaltic and has a 700 m wide and 200 m deep crater with steep walls. Raikoko has erupted lava flows all along the eastern side of the island.
A large eruption occurred in 1778 which destoryed the upper third of the island. Another str... [more]
|Rasshua is a large volcano forming the 6 x 13 km elongated Island of Rasshua in the central Kuriles. Rasshua volcano is truncated by a large caldera whose eastern rim is below sea level. There are 2 young active central cones in the caldera, from where most activity in the recent... [more]|
|Sarychev volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain streching between Kamchatka and Japan. Large explosive eruptions occured between 11-19 June 2009, sending huge ash coulds to altitudes of up to 14 km, and forcing many flights with routes accross the n... [more]|
|Srednii volcano is a mostly submarine volcano in the central Kurile Islands between Rasshua and Ushishir Islands. Only a few rocks and islets breach the surface of the sea, including flat-topped Khitraya Rock, which could be a young lava dome or the rim of an old caldera.
|A submarine eruption in 1924 was reported from a location east of Matua Island in the central Kuriles. There is a submarine volcano reaching near the surface of the sea in this location. [more]|
|Ushishur volcano in the central Kuriles has one of the world's most beautiful calderas, forming a almost complete ring rising above the sea. Most of the volcano's edifice is under water, but the submerged part forms 2 small islands.
The southern island contains the summit ... [more]