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Verkhovoy volcano

Shield volcano 1400+ m / 4,593 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 56.52°N / 159.53°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Verkhovoy volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
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Background:

Verkhovoy, a small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type basaltic to basaltic-andesite shield volcano in the central Sredinny Range, is dwarfed by its massive neighbor to the NNE, Alney-Chashakondzha volcano. 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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