Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group]

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  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
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  • 45.25°N
  • 148.35°E

  • 442 m
    1450 ft

  • 290091
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There are no activity reports for Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group].



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There are no Weekly Reports available for Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group].

There are no Holocene eruptions known for Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group]. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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

Rucharuyama, with the small pyroclastic cones of Golets and Tornyi, is SW of Moyorodake (Medvezhia) volcano at one of the narrowest parts of Iturup Island, and formed during the late Pleistocene or early Holocene. A small lava flow from the 417-m-high Tornyi cone occupies a broad glacial cirque. The 442-m-high andesitic-dacitic Golets cone, constructed above the eroded remnants of the Pleistocene Parusnaya Mountain volcano, produced lava flows that reached the coast.