- VolcanoKharimkotan (also spelled Harimkotan) volcano is a stratovolcano forming a 8 x 12 km island in the northern Kuriles. Only the upper 25% of the massive volcano rises above sea level. In its geologic past, the volcano has suffered several slope failures and created devastating debris avalanches. The 1933 eruption was one of the largest of the Kurile Islands in historic times. It destroyed the former summit cone of the volcano
Volcano type stratovolcano dormant Location Summit elevation 1145 m / 3,757 ft Kharimkotan volcano eruptions 1933, 1931, 1883, 1848, 1846, 1713 Typical eruption style explosiveKharimkotan volcano is cut by 2 breached horseshoe-shaped depressions caused by debris avalanches from slope failure on the E and NW sides. Their related debris-avalanche deposits form large broad peninsulas on the east and NW coasts.
More evidence of slope failures followed by plinian eruptions are found in sea cliffs of the island.
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