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Mutnovsky volcano

Complex volcano 2322 m / 7,618 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 52.45°N / 158.2°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Mutnovsky volcano eruptions: 2000  No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Massive Mutnovsky, one of the most active volcanoes of southern Kamchatka, is formed of four coalescing stratovolcanoes of predominately basaltic composition. Multiple summit craters cap the volcanic complex. Growth of Mutnovsky IV, the youngest cone, began during the early Holocene. An intracrater cone was constructed along the northern wall of the 1.3-km-wide summit crater. Abundant flank cinder cones were concentrated on the SW side. Holocene activity was characterized by mild-to-moderate phreatic and phreatomagmatic eruptions from the summit crater. Historical eruptions have been explosive, with lava flows produced only during the 1904 eruption. Geothermal development is planned at Mutnovsky, which has the highest heat capacity of any volcano in the Kuril-Kamchatka arc.
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