Taunshits

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  • 54.53°N
  • 159.8°E

  • 2353 m
    7718 ft

  • 300160
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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   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
5800 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

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.

Fedotov S A, Masurenkov Y P (eds), 1991. Active Volcanoes of Kamchatka. Moscow: Nauka Pub, 2 volumes.

Krijanovsky N, 1934. Volcanoes of Kamchatka. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 45: 529-549.

Luchitsky I V (ed), 1974. History of the Development of Relief of Siberia and the Far East. Kamchatka, Kurile and Komander Islands. Moscow: Nauka Pub, 439 p (in Russian).

Melekestsev I V, Braitseva O A, Ponomareva V V, Sulerzhitsky L D, 1990. Ages and dynamics of development of the active volcanoes of the Kurile-Kamchatka region. Internatl Geol Rev, 32: 436-448.

Ponomareva V V, 1992. . (pers. comm.).

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.

Sviatlovsky A E, 1959. Atlas of Volcanoes of the Soviet Union. Moscow: Akad Nauk SSSR, 170 p (in Russian with English summary).

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

Taunshits volcano, located west of the massive Uzon caldera, is an andesitic stratovolcano that was constructed beginning about 39,000 years Before Present (BP) on top of a large Pleistocene tuya pedestal. The 2353-m-high summit of Taunshits is truncated by a horseshoe-shaped crater breached to the west that formed about 8000 years BP during an eruption producing a directed blast and a 3 cu km debris avalanche that traveled 19 km to the west. Another strong explosive eruption took place about 2500 years BP. Two satellitic cones occupy the southern flank, and a cluster of Holocene cinder cones farther to the south may also be related to Taunshits.