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Volcanoes of Simushir Island (5 volcanoes)

Goriaschaia Sopka |Milna |Prevo Peak |Urataman | Zavaritzki
Goriaschaia Sopka
(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]

Milna
(somma volcano)
Milna 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.
Milna volcano has a 3 km wide caldera breached to the south and steep flanks with deep erosi... [more]

Prevo Peak
(stratovolcano)
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
(somma volcano)
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
(caldera)
The caldera of Zavaritzki volcano on Simushir Island, Kuriles. NASA International Space Station image ISS-5-E-6512, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/)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]
 

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