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  • 53.905°N
  • 158.07°E

  • 2278 m
    7472 ft

  • 300123
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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
0550 BCE Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology Western flank
1550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology SE flank
6300 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
6550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Tephrochronology West of Bakening
7550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology NE flank (Novo-Bakening)

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.

Braitseva O A, Pevzner M M, 2001. Novo-Bakening volcano of Kamchatka: its age and tephra stratigraphy. Volc Seism, 22: 581-594 (English translation).

Braitseva O, Ponomareva V, Melekestsev I, Sulerzhitsky L, Pevzner M, 2002-. Holocene Kamchatka volcanoes.

Dorendorf F, Churikova T, Koloskov A, Worner G, 2000. Late Pleistocene to Holocene activity at Bakening volcano and surrounding monogenetic centers (Kamchatka): volcanic geology and geochemical evolution. J Volc Geotherm Res, 104: 131-151.

Melekestsev I V, Dirksen O V, Girina O A, 1999. A giant landslide-explosion cirque and a debris avalanche at Bakening volcano, Kamchatka. Volc Seism, 20: 265-279 (English translation).

Ponomareva V V, Melekestsev I V, Dirksen O V, 2006. Sector collapses and large landslides on late Pleistocene-Holocene volcanoes in Kamchatka, Russia. J Volc Geotherm Res, 158: 117-138.

Tomkeieff S I, 1949. The volcanoes of Kamchatka. Bull Volc, 8: 87-114.

Vlasov G M, 1967. Kamchatka, Kuril, and Komandorskiye Islands: geological description. In: {Geol of the USSR}, Moscow, 31: 1-827.

Bakening volcano (also known as Bakenin) lies well west of the eastern volcanic range of Kamchatka, at the head of the Srednyaya Avacha River, about 100 km NNW of Petropavlovsk. Most of the volcano is of Pleistocene age, and subglacial rhyodacitic tuyas are located on the NW flanks. The 2278-m-high andesitic stratovolcano has dacitic lava domes at its north and NE base, the latest of which (Novo Bakening) formed about 9000-10,000 years ago. A large horseshoe-shaped depression on the SE flank was the source of a large debris avalanche about 8000-8500 years ago that traveled 11 km to the east and south. The avalanche, which dammed drainages forming two lakes NE and east of the volcano, was followed by an explosive eruption and a block-and-ash flow. Several late-Pleistocene to Holocene cinder cones are located on the northern-to-southern flanks of the volcano. The latest dated activity consisted of the construction of a cinder cone at the western foot of the volcano about 2500 year ago.