Goriaschaia Sopka

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  • 46.83°N
  • 151.75°E

  • 891 m
    2922 ft

  • 290170
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1944 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1914 Jun 4 1914 Jun 4 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1883 Apr 15 ± 45 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1881 Sep Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1849 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1842 Jun Unknown Confirmed 3 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.

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

Goriaschaia Sopka is a young, historically active lava dome at the SW end of Simushir Island in the central Kuriles. The dome is located within a large horseshoe-shaped crater cutting the NW flank of the older Igla Mountain somma volcano. A low saddle separates Igla Mountain from Milne, a large stratovolcano immediately to the SE. Numerous fresh lava flows with prominent marginal levees extend from the Goriaschaia Sopka dome; some reached the sea, where they created an irregular shoreline. The andesitic dome may have formed as recently as the late-19th century. Historical activity, consisting dominantly of mild-to-moderate explosive eruptions, has occurred since 1842.