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Urataman volcano

somma volcano 678 m / 2,224 feet
Simushir Island, Kuril Islands, 47.12°N / 152.25°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Urataman volcano eruptions: unknown, within the past 10,000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 18 Jan
Fri, 18 Jan 19:29 UTCM 4.4 / 114.7 km27 km- 291km ESE of Vostok, Russia
Sat, 22 Dec
Sat, 22 Dec 10:45 UTCM 4.2 / 142.4 km29 km- 291km SE of Vostok, Russia
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 northern rim and creates the half-moon-shaped Brouton Bay, corresponding to about half the surface of the caldera.
Within the past 10,000 years and after the formation of the caldera, a large new central cone, the andesitic Urataman volcano proper, has grown in the SE part of the caldera. Besides the central vent, there are 2 cinder cones on the northern and a lava dome on the NW flank of Urataman volcano.


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