Volcanoes of Simushir Island (5 volcanoes)Goriaschaia Sopka| Milne| Prevo Peak| Urataman | Zavaritzki
(stratovolcano / lava dome)
|Goriaschaia Sopka (also spelled Goriaschaya Sopka) is a frequently active volcano on SW Simushir Island, Kurile Islands.
Its active vent is an andesitic lava dome volcano within a large horseshoe-shaped crater cutting the NW flank of what is left of the older Igla Mountain... [more]
|Milne volcano is the southernmost active volcano on Simushir Island, Kurile Islands. It is located immediately SE of the truncated remnant (somma) of Goiaschaia volcano's old cone.
Milne volcano has a 3 km wide caldera breached to the south and steep flanks with deep erosi... [more]
|Prevo Peak is a beautiful symmetrical stratovolcano resembling Mt. Fuji in Japan. FOr this reason, it is often called Simushiru-Fuji.
The volcano has a 450 x 600 m wide summit crater with a nested inner cone rising to almost the same height as parts of the outer rim. The in... [more]
|Urataman is the northernmost of the 6 volcanoes on Simushir Island, Kuriles. It has an impressive 7.5-km-wide caldera which forms the NE tip of the island.
Its caldera walls rise 450 m above a 250-m-deep bay. Sea water enters the caldera through a narrow gap in the norther... [more]
|Zavaritzki (Zavaritzky) volcano is a large caldera volcano in central Simushir Island, Kuriles. It is a complex of 3 nested calderas with a central lake (Lake Biryuzovoe). 2 eruptions have occurred at Zavaritzki during the 20th century: a recent lava dome was formed between 1916-... [more]|