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Raikoki volcano

stratovolcano 551 m / 1,808 ft
Central Kuriles, Kuril Islands, 48.29°N / 153.25°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Raikoki volcano eruptions: 1924, 1778, 1765 No recent earthquakes
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Raikoke is a stratovolcano forming a small barren island in the central Kuriles, Russia. It is located 16 km across the Golovnin Strait from Matua Island.
The 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 strong eruption was in 1925, which reshaped the crater and altered the coastline of the island.


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