Kikhpinych

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  • 54.487°N
  • 160.253°E

  • 1552 m
    5091 ft

  • 300180
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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
1550 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology East flank of Savich (Krab cone)
1350 (?) Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone and north flank
0900 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone
0830 ± 25 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Savich cone
0650 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone
0550 (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) East side of Zapadny, Savich cone
2780 BCE ± 25 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected) Zapadny
2850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Zapadny

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, Florenskii I V, Ponomareva V V, Litasova S N, 1985. The history of the activity of Kikhpinych volcano in the Holocene. Volc Seism, 1985(6): 3-19 (English translation 1989, 7: 845-872).

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

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Kardanova O F, Dubrovskaya I K, 1994. Staryi Kikhpinych Crater: state in 1980-1989. Volc Seism, 16: 19-33 (English translation).

Kozhemyaka N N, 1995. Active volcanoes of Kamchatka: types and growth time of cones, total volumes of erupted material, productivity, and composition of rocks. Volc Seism, 16: 581-594 (English translation).

Ponomareva V V, Tsyurupa A A, 1985. Extended liquid acidic lava flows at Krasheninnikov volcano. Volc Seism, 1985(3): 85-92 (English translation 1988, 7: 447-458).

Vlodavetz V I, Piip B I, 1959. Kamchatka and Continental Areas of Asia. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 8: 1-110.

Kikhpinych, the youngest stratovolcano of the eastern volcanic zone of Kamchatka and one of the smallest, contains three summits constructed along a roughly E-W line above the eroded Pleistocene Pik volcano, NE of the Uzon caldera. Growth of the modern volcano began during the middle Holocene about 4800 years ago with construction of the Zapadny cone. After a long quiescence, the younger Savich cone was born about 1400 years ago, following a strong explosive eruption that destroyed part of the Zapadny and Pik cones. Numerous young lava flows mantle the flanks of 1552-m-high Savich cone, which has grown to slightly exceed Zapadny as the high point of Kikhpinych volcano. Savich was last active about 400 years ago, when the Krab lava dome was formed on its eastern flank. Numerous thermal fields are found throughout the complex, including two geysers (now the site of vigorous fumaroles) that were active in the summit crater of Stary Kikhpinych prior to burial by a rockfall avalanche that occurred sometime between September 1981 and July 1982.