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Plosky volcano

Shield volcano 1255 m / 4,117 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 57.83°N / 160.25°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Plosky volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

Plosky, a small late-Quaternary basaltic shield volcano that was constructed about 20 km west of the crest of the Sredinny Range, is the westernmost volcano of the northern Sredinny Range. It is located immediately north of the large Pleistocene volcano Tekletunup. Early geologic studies in the Sredinny Range (Ogorodov et al., 1972) identified numerous Holocene eruptive centers based primarily on morphological criteria. However, later work has suggested that Sredinny Range volcanoes are less mantled by Holocene tephras than eastern Kamchatka volcanoes and therefore appear more youthful, so that Holocene eruptions are uncertain for many of these Sredinny Range eruptive vents.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Plosky Photos

Lava flow of Plosky Tolbachik volcano and the cone of Bolshaya Udina volcano (July 2013) (Photo: Sergey Krasnoshchokov)
Lava flow of Plosky Tolbachik volcano and the cone of Bolshaya Udina volcano (July 2013) (Photo: Sergey Krasnoshchokov)
Moonlit view of Kliuchevskoi erupting with reflection in Kamchatka River. Plosky massive is to left, Kamen to right. (Photo: Richard Roscoe)
Moonlit view of Kliuchevskoi erupting with reflection in Kamchatka River. Plosky massive is to left, Kamen to right. (Photo: Richard Roscoe)
Lava tube of Plosky Tolbachik volcano (July - 2013) (Photo: Sergey Krasnoshchokov)
Lava tube of Plosky Tolbachik volcano (July - 2013) (Photo: Sergey Krasnoshchokov)
Active cone of Plosky Tolbachik volcano in strombolian activity. Note the silhouettes of people for scale to the lower right. (May-2013) (Photo: Sergey Krasnoshchokov)
Active cone of Plosky Tolbachik volcano in strombolian activity. Note the silhouettes of people for scale to the lower right. (May-2013) (Photo: Sergey Krasnoshchokov)
 



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