Kliuchevskoi, one of Eurasia´s highest volcanoes

The 4835-m high Kliuchevskoi (Klyuchevskoy) volcano is not only the highest in Eurasia, located in Central Kamchatka (Russia,  56.057°N, 160.638°E), but also one of the highest active with a large diversity of eruption styles. The beautifully symmetric basaltic to andibasaltic stratovolcano with about 80 lateral vents and cones is only 6000 to 7000 years old.…

Schaturday Schummary: Kamchatka.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/Kizimen_cropped_2_by_Don_Page_2010_12_10_03_14_UTC.jpg So, to kick us off: an apopolylogy, an announcement, an appeal and some articles from our very own Ukviggen: “Apologies if this has been mentioned (been away 🙂 ) but it seems that the end of the Tolbachik eruption was *tentatively* called on the 24th.” Webcam; if you want to check: http://www.emsd.ru/video/Tolbachik/img_1.jpg “Since my…

Central Kamchatka Depression

The Central Kamchatka Depression is a roughly 100km wide valley between two volcanic belts, the Sredinny Ridge and the Eastern Kamchatka Ridge in the middle of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The Central Kamchatka Depression (CKD) is known as the most active arc volcano system in the world (*1). CKD’s volcanic activity is mostly clustered in the…

Shiveluch – the Bad Boy of Kamchatka: Part Two

For nearly a century after the 1854 eruption Shiveluch had been highly active, building cones that had eventually filled the ‘crater within a crater’ that had most likely been formed in the last major collapse event of 600 BP. But then, in 1950, activity came to a halt apart from steaming. For over a decade…

Shiveluch – the Bad Boy of Kamchatka

Every community has one. The ‘bad lad’ from the rough family on the wrong side of the tracks – never quite fits in with the crowd, always getting in trouble. Your folks warn you to keep away from people like that – too violent and unpredictable. As the years go by some grow out of…