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Verkhovoy, a small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type basaltic to basaltic-andesite shield volcano in the central Sredinny Range, is dwarfed by its massive neighbor to the NNE, Alney-Chashakondzha volcano. 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 Verkhovoy. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Verkhovoy 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 Verkhovoy.
|The sparsely vegetated area at the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) is Verkhovoy volcano. This small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type shield volcano lies in the central Sredinny Range, between the Tigil (left-center) and Polovinnaya (right-center) Rivers. Verkhovoy is dwarfed by its massive neighbor to the NNE, Alney-Chashakondzha (whose flanks form the snow-covered area at the upper right. The Khrebet Kruky ridge is at the lower right.
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.
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.).