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Facts Description
Name: Bliznetsy
GVP Number: 300552
Synonims:
Region: Kamchatka Peninsula
Volcanic Area: Sredinny Range
Coordinates:
57°20'35" N   161°21'9" E
Absolute Elevation: 265 m
Status: Extinct
Location: 25 km to the east of the Kinenin maar and 80 km north of Shiveluch volcano
Type: Lava cone
Composition: andesite-basalts, basalts, andesites, dacites
Recent Known Eruption: B.C. (Holocene)
Bliznetsy ("twins" in Russian) are two adjacent lava flows erupted from closely spaced vents. Area of the two lava flows is 5 km2 (length 2.5 km, width 2 km). Volume of the erupted medium-K andesite is estimated at 0.15 km3. Based on tephrochronological and radiocarbon data, the eruption took place ~3 ka BP (Pevzner, 2006).

References

1. Holocene Volcanoes in Kamchatka. Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. 2002.full text
2. Pevzner M.M. Holocene volcanism of Northern Kamchatka: The spatiotemporal aspect // Doklady Earth Sciences. 2006. Т. 409. № 2. С. 884-887.




 

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