Shishel

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  • 57.45°N
  • 160.37°E

  • 2525 m
    8282 ft

  • 300580
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Shishel.

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Shishel is a prominent glacier-capped, 2525-m-high late-Quaternary Icelandic-type basaltic to shield volcano located at the crest of the central Sredinny Range. Shishel rises to the east of a broad graben containing a NE-SW-trending chain of lower overlapping small shield volcanoes ranging from Leutongey on the SW to Mezhdusopochny on the NE. Small cinder cones are located south and SW of Shishel, and a major lava field is located on its NE flank. 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 Shishel. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Shishel page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.


Synonyms

Sisel | Schischel
This shaded relief perspective looking east at the Sredinny Range, with the Amanina River along the western coast of Kamchatka in the foreground, was generated using topographic data from the NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. The rounded volcano on the left horizon is Shishel, a prominent glacier-capped, 2525-m-high late-Quaternary Icelandic-type shield volcano located at the crest of the central Sredinny Range. Small cinder cones are located south and SW of Shishel, and a major lava field is located on its NE flank.

Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.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.

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

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.).

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

Volcano Types

Shield

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Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

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Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Population

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Shishel 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.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.