Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri]

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  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1932 CE
  • Country
  • Subregion Name
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 44.808°N
  • 147.131°E

  • 1206 m
    3956 ft

  • 290050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

There are no activity reports for Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri].

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There are no Weekly Reports available for Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri].

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1932 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1812 Sep 5 ± 4 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. 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. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

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.

Murayama I, 1987. Volcanoes of Japan (I). Tokyo: Daimedo, 315 p (2nd edition, in Japanese).

Nakano S, Yamamoto T, Iwaya T, Itoh J, Takada A, 2001-. Quaternary Volcanoes of Japan. Geol Surv Japan, AIST,

The conical Etorofu-Atsonupuri (also simply Atsonupuri) stratovolcano forms a prominent peninsula joined to the SW side of Iturup (Etorofu) Island by a low isthmus only 30 m high. A somma volcano whose caldera rim is exposed only at about 900 m elevation on the SE side was constructed during the late Pleistocene or early Holocene, forming an island up to about 1.5 km high that was later connected to the main island by erosional material. A fault with large displacement offsets the NW side of the somma. The 2-km-wide caldera was subsequently largely overtopped by a central cone that forms the present 1206-m-high summit. Strombolian eruptions have dominated the history of this basaltic volcano; few lava flows are exposed. Only two historical eruptions are known, during 1812 and 1932.