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Overlapping Krasheninnikov Stratovolcanoes, Russia

54.5N 160.2E

November 11th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia - October 7th, 2009

Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia - October 7th, 2009

The Krasheninnikov Volcano (above, center) is actually two stratovolcanoes that overlap inside a large caldera located in the eastern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.

The northern cone resembles a Russian doll: it is crowned with a caldera, the caldera encloses a small stratovolcano, and the crater of this volcano hosts a small lava cone.

Multiple adventive vents are located on the flanks of the volcano and outside the caldera. The latter are aligned along the fissure zones parallel to the general strike of the Eastern volcanic belt.

Landslide and rockfall deposits derived from the volcano slopes overlap some lava flows. No historical eruptions of Krasheninnikov volcano are known, but it has been termed active based on fresh morphology and weak fumarolic activity.

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