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Vilyuchik volcano

Stratovolcano 2173 m / 7,129 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 52.7°N / 158.28°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Vilyuchik volcano eruptions: 8050 BC (?)  No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Vilyuchik, also known as Viliuchinsky or Uilyuchinsky, is a steep-sided Pleistocene-to-Holocene stratovolcano that forms a prominent landmark south of Avachinsky Bay. Deep erosional gullies dissect the flanks of the 2173-m-high volcano. Lava domes and young basaltic cinder cones were constructed at its base. Most of the growth of the volcano took place during the late Pleistocene. The last significant eruption took place from the summit crater about 10,000 years ago, producing a moderate airfall deposit and a lava flow. Landslides and rock avalanches from the steep-sided volcano have affected habited areas.
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Vilyuchik Photos:

Vilyuchik volcano is always visible behind as we decide to climb Gorely in the afternoon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Vilyuchik volcano is always visible behind as we decide to climb Gorely in the afternoon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The views become better and better: Vilyuchik volcano and Koryaksky and Avachinsky volcanoes in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The views become better and better: Vilyuchik volcano and Koryaksky and Avachinsky volcanoes in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After the plane turned 180 deg into the western landing approach path, another volcano comes into the sight from the left windows: Vilyuchik stratovolcano at the edge of the southern plateau. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After the plane turned 180 deg into the western landing approach path, another volcano comes into the sight from the left windows: Vilyuchik stratovolcano at the edge of ...
 


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