Maly Payalpan

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  • 55.82°N
  • 157.98°E

  • 1802 m
    5911 ft

  • 300290
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Maly Payalpan is a small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type shield volcano that is dwarfed by its massive neighbor to the SW, Ichinsky volcano. Unnamed andesitic lava domes of uncertain age are located to the south of 1802-m-high Maly Payalpan. Maly Payalpan (Little Payalpan) is of basaltic-andesite to andesitic composition and was constructed on top of a late-Pliocene to early Pleistocene alkaline basaltic plateau. Youthful basaltic cinder cones of late-Pleistocene to possible Holocene age overlie Maly Payalpan. Early geologic studies in the Sredinny Range (Ogorodov et al., 1972) identified numerous Holocene eruptive centers based primarily on morphological criteria. However, later work has suggested that Sredinny Range volcanoes are less mantled by Holocene tephras than eastern Kamchatka volcanoes and therefore appear more youthful, so that Holocene eruptions are uncertain for many of these Sredinny Range eruptive vents.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Maly Payalpan. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Maly Payalpan page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Maly Payalpan.

Maly Payalpan, the circular area dappled with snow fields at the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top), is a small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type shield volcano. It lies NE of massive Ichinsky volcano, out of view to the lower left. Unnamed andesitic lava domes of uncertain age are located to the south of 1802-m-high Maly Payalpan.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. 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.

Erlich E N, 1985. . (pers. comm.).

Erlich E N, Gorshkov G S (eds), 1979. Quaternary volcanism and tectonics in Kamchatka. Bull Volc, 42:1-4.

Ivanov A V, Perepelov A B, Puzankov M Y, Yasnygina T A, Malykh, Y M, Rasskazov S V, 2004. Rift- and arc-type basaltic volcanism of the Sredinny Ridge, Kamchatka: case study of the Payalpan volcano-tectonic structure. In: Kahnchuk A I et al. (eds), {Metallogeny of the Pacific Northwest: Tectonics, Magmatism and Metallogeny of Active Continental Margins. Vladavostok: Dalnauka, p 345-349.

Ogorodov N V, Kozhemyaka N N, Vazheevskaya A A, Ogorodov A S, 1972. Volcanoes and the Quaternary Volcanism of the Sredinny Ridge in Kamchatka. Moscow: Nauka Pub, 190 p (in Russian).

Ponomareva V V, 2001. . (pers. comm.).

Volcano Types

Shield(s)
Lava dome(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

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Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Basalt / Picro-Basalt

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2,170

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Maly Payalpan Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
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