Berutarubesan [Berutarube]

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  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Undated Evidence
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 44.462°N
  • 146.932°E

  • 1221 m
    4005 ft

  • 290040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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The gently sloping, 1220-m-high Berutarubesan stratovolcano forms the SW tip of Iturup Island. The flanks of the andesitic-to-dacitic volcano are deeply dissected by wide glacial valleys; a low saddle on the NE side separates it from the slopes of the Lvinaya Past caldera. The only known Holocene activity produced a small pyroclastic cone that was superposed on the intersecting headwalls of U-shaped valleys and cirques on the volcano's broad eroded summit. The hydrothermally altered summit cone was the source of two small lava flows. Berutarubesan was estimated to have ceased erupting only a few hundred to at most 1000 years ago (Gorshkov, 1970). No confirmed historical eruptions are known, although fumarolic areas on the walls of the summit crater are currently depositing sulfur.

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1812 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 1  

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.


Synonyms

Berritarabenobori | Beritaribi | Perutarube

Cones

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Berutarubesan Stratovolcano
The gently sloping, 1220-m-high Berutarube stratovolcano, seen here from the SE, forms the SW tip of Iturup Island. Wide, deeply dissected glacial valleys cut the flanks of the volcano, and a low saddle on the NE side (far right) separates Berutarube from the slopes of Lvinaya Past caldera. Berutarube was estimated to have ceased erupting within the past few hundred to a thousand years ago, but no confirmed historical eruptions are known. Light-colored fumarolic areas can be seen in the summit crater on the center horizon.

Photo by Alexander Rybin, 2001 (Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Yuzhno-Sakhalin).

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Gorshkov G S, 1958. Kurile Islands. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 7: 1-99.

Gorshkov G S, 1970. Volcanism and the Upper Mantle; Investigations in the Kurile Island Arc. New York: Plenum Publishing Corp, 385 p.

Japan Meteorological Agency, 1996. National Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes in Japan (second edition). Tokyo: Japan Meteorological Agency, 502 p (in Japanese).

Japan Meteorological Agency, 2013. National Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes in Japan (fourth edition, English version). Japan Meteorological Agency.

Nakano S, Yamamoto T, Iwaya T, Itoh J, Takada A, 2001-. Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.aist.go.jp/RIODB/strata/VOL_JP/.

Volcano Types

Stratovolcano
Shield

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Intermediate crust (15-25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Dacite

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
0
113
240
9,155

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Berutarubesan [Berutarube] Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.