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Facts Description
Name: Chikurachki
GVP Number: 290360
Synonims: Jackmosky, Cikura, Tikura
Region: Kuril Islands
Volcanic Area: Northern Kuriles
Coordinates:
50°19'25" N   155°27'40" E
Absolute Elevation: 1816 m
Status: Active
Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Location: Chikurachki, the nothern volcano in Karpinsky ridge, is located in the south-western part of Paramushir Island, 60 km to the south-west from Severo-Kurilsk.
Type: Stratovolcanoes
Composition: pyroxene andesites
Recent Known Eruption: 2016/7/27 - 2016/8/30
Голоценовый пирокластический конус высотой 250 м насажен на ранне-плейстоценовый вулкан, расположенный на неогеновых складчатых породах. На вершине кратер диаметром 450 м и глубиной 200 м, открыт на юго-восток. В нем внутренний конус. Вулкан проявляет большую активность.

References

1. Горшков Г.С. Вулканизм Курильской островной дуги / Отв. ред. Рудич К.Н. 1967. 288 с.
2. Горшков Г.С. Каталог действующих вулканов Курильских островов // Бюллетень вулканологических станций. 1957. № 25. С. 96-178.
Potencial Hazard
Potential hazards are caused by ash plumes, ash falls, lava and pyroclastic flows, hot avalanches and lahars.

The volcano constitutes a potential hazard to commercial aircrafts flying over Kamchatka and the Northern Kuriles because its eruptive clouds can rise to a height of 6-11 km a.s.l. and extend for hundreds of kilometers and the duration of eruptions can exeed a few months.

Ash falls possible at:

Severo-Kurilsk (60 km to the north-east from the volcano)
Ozernovskiy (145 km to the north-east)




 

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