Krasheninnikov

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  • 54.593°N
  • 160.273°E

  • 1856 m
    6088 ft

  • 300190
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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 Northern cone (Pauk) & SW of S cone
1350 (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Tephrochronology SW flank of southern cone
0850 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
0750 (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Central N cone, SE flank of S cone
0650 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology NW flank and central northern cone
0150 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
0250 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
0350 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
0650 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone and southern cone flank
0850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone and southern cone flank
1000 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
1050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
1150 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
1350 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) N (Zametny) & S (Duga) flank fissures
1650 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
2250 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
2950 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone & N outer flank fissure
3250 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
3550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone & N outer flank fissure
4450 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern cone
4850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone
5050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone
5250 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Northern outer flank fissure
5450 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone
5800 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone summit and west flank
6000 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone summit and flank
6250 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Northern outer flank fissure
6350 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone summit and flank
6550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone summit, outer SW flank
7250 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone & S outer flank fissure
8050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Southern cone & S outer flank fissure

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.

Erlich E N, 1986. Geology of the calderas of Kamchatka and Kurile Islands with comparison to calderas of Japan and the Aleutians, Alaska. U S Geol Surv Open-File Rpt, 86-291: 1-300.

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

Florenskii I V, 1984. On the age of Uzon and Krasheninnikov calderas. Volc Seism, 1984(1): 102-106 (English translation 1988, 6: 147-154).

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

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).

Newhall C G, Dzurisin D, 1988. Historical unrest at large calderas of the world. U S Geol Surv Bull, 1855: 1108 p, 2 vol.

Ponomareva V V, 1987. The history of Krasheninnikov volcano and the dynamics of its activity. Volc Seism, 1987(5): 28-44 (English translation 1990, 9: 714-741).

Ponomareva V V, Braitseva O A, 1990. Volcanic hazards for the area of the Kronotsky Lake - Uzon, Geizerny Valley. Volc Seism, 1990(1) p 27-44 (English translation 1991, 12: 42-69).

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.

Volynets O N, Ponomareva V V, Tsyurupa A A, 1989. Petrological and tephrochronological studies of Krasheninnikov volcano, Kamchatka. Internatl Geol Rev, 30: 1107-1122.

The late-Pleistocene to Holocene Krasheninnikov volcano is comprised of two overlapping stratovolcanoes that were constructed within a 9 x 11 km Pleistocene caldera. Young lava flows from summit and flank vents descend into the caldera and down its outer flanks. The summit cones are situated along a NE-SW-trending fissure that has also produced zones of Holocene cinder cones extending 15-20 km beyond the caldera. Tephra deposits from the eruption forming Krasheninnikov caldera directly overlie a 39,000 before present (BP) tephra once thought to be related to the Krasheninnikov caldera-forming eruption but now thought to be associated with the formation of Uzon caldera (Florenskii 1988). Both the Southern and Northern cones are topped by 800-m-wide craters; the younger Northern Cone was constructed within a 2-km-wide caldera. Construction of the Southern Cone began about 11,000 years BP and lasted for about 4500 years. The Northern Cone was constructed during a cycle of similar length that began about 6500 years ago. The present eruptive cycle began about 600 years BP, but has included only two documented eruptions, the last about 400 years ago.