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Zhupanovsky volcano

Compound volcano 2958 m / 9,705 ft
Kamchatka, Russia, 53.59°N / 159.15°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Last update: 22 Jan 2017
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Zhupanovsky volcano eruptions: 2014-ongoing, 2013, 1959
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 25 Apr
Tue, 25 Apr 04:44 UTCM 0.2 / 1.6 km3 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
Wed, 19 Apr
Wed, 19 Apr 16:35 UTCM 1.7 / 14.2 km18 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
Mon, 17 Apr
Mon, 17 Apr 14:56 UTCM 0.3 / 1 km1 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
Sat, 8 Apr
Sat, 8 Apr 23:15 UTCM 0.7 / 2 km4 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
Sat, 8 Apr 14:48 UTCM 0.4 / 0.8 km5 kmAvacha group of volcanoes
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The Zhupanovsky volcanic massif consists of four overlapping stratovolcanoes along a WNW-trending ridge. The elongated volcanic complex was constructed within a Pliocene-early Pleistocene caldera whose rim is exposed only on the eastern side. Three of the stratovolcanoes were built during the Pleistocene, the fourth is Holocene in age and was the source of all of Zhupanovsky's historical eruptions. An early Holocene stage of frequent moderate and weak eruptions from 7000 to 5000 years before present (BP) was succeeded by a period of infrequent larger eruptions that produced pyroclastic flows. The last major eruption of Zhupanovsky took place about 800-900 years BP. Historical eruptions have consisted of relatively minor explosions from the third cone.
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