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Vysoky volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 18:17 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 2161 m / 7,090 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 55.07°N / 160.77°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Vysoky volcano eruptions: 550 BC (?) 
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

Visoky, at the northern end of a chain of small volcanoes trending NNW from Gamchen volcano, is a small Holocene stratovolcano with a youthful-looking summit crater constructed over the east flank of the Pleistocene Bogdanovich shield volcano. Vysoky (also spelled Vysokii) lies only 4 km NE of Komarov volcano. Another small Holocene volcano lies between Komarov and Vysoky. These mark the northernmost Holocene volcanoes of the Gamchen volcanic ridge and the northernmost of the near-trench portion of the Eastern volcanic belt of Kamchatka related to subduction of the Pacific Plate. Visoky was active throughout much of the Holocene until as recently as at least about 2000 years ago, when voluminous lava flows were traveled down the volcano's flanks.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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