Volcanoes of Northern Kuriles (10)

Alaid | Avos' Rocks | Chirinkotan | Ekarma | Kharimkotan | Makanru Island | Nemo Peak | Shestakov | Shirinki | Tao-Rusyr
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Alaid

(stratovolcano 2339 m / 7,674 ft)
Space image of Alaid stratovolcano (NASA Earth Observatory http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78290)
Space image of Alaid stratovolcano (NASA Earth Observatory http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78290)
Alaid is the tallest and northernmost volcano in the Kurile Islands. Also called Atlasov as the island it forms, the symmetrical stratovolcano rises 3000 m from the sea floor and forms a small island. It has a 1.5-km-wide summit crater breached to the south. It is one of the Kuri... [more]

Avos' Rocks

(Unknown 35 m / 115 ft)
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Chirinkotan

(stratovolcano 724 m / 2,375 ft)
Chirinkotan volcano is a large, mostly submerged stratovolcano forming a small largely unvegetated and 3 km wide island in the Kuril Island chain. It is located at the far end of an E-W-trending volcanic chain that extends nearly 50 km west of the central part of the main Kuril I... [more]

Ekarma

(stratovolcano 1170 m / 3,839 ft)
Ekarma stratovolcano forms a small 5 x 7.5 km island 8.5 km north of Shiashkotan Island in the northern Kurile Islands, Russia.
The volcano belongs to an E-W-trending volcanic chain extending westward from the central part of the main Kuril Island arc. It contains two overl... [more]

Kharimkotan

(stratovolcano 1145 m / 3,757 ft)
Kharimkotan (also spelled Harimkotan) volcano is a stratovolcano forming a 8 x 12 km island in the northern Kuriles. Only the upper 25% of the massive volcano rises above sea level. In its geologic past, the volcano has suffered several slope failures and created devastating debr... [more]

Makanru Island

(Stratovolcano 1136 m / 3727 ft)
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Nemo Peak

(caldera 1018 m / 3,340 ft)
Nemo Peak volcano on the northern end of Onekotan Island in the northern Kurile Islands is a complex of 3 overlapping calderas and a young central cone, Nemo Peak, which has been active for about 9,500 years.
It has a 350 m wide summit crater filled by a lava dome with a 1... [more]

Shestakov

(Stratovolcano unknown)
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Shirinki

(stratovolcano 761 m / 2,497 ft)
Shirinki stratovolcano forms a small 3 km wide island 18 km west of Paramushir Island in the northern Kuriles. Most of the volcano is submerged and its peak rises 761 m above the sea. Shirinki volcano has a 750 m wide summit crater with young lava domes at the top, which could ha... [more]

Tao-Rusyr

(caldera, stratovolcano 1325 m / 4,347 ft)
Krenitzyn volcano in the Tao-Rusyr caldera in July 2019
Krenitzyn volcano in the Tao-Rusyr caldera in July 2019
Tao-Rusyr volcano is an impressive basaltic-to-andesitic stratovolcano located on the southern end of Onekotan Island in the northern Kuriles. It contains a 7.5 km wide caldera and a large symmetrical new central cone, Krenitzyn Peak which is the vent of young activity. A ... [more]
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