Volcano Kikhpinych. Facts
Name: Kikhpinych
GVP Number: 300180
Synonims: None
Region: Kamchatka Peninsula
Volcanic Zone: Eastern Kamchatka
Coordinates: 54°29'20" N 160°15'5" E
Absolute Elevation: 1552 m
Status: Active
Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Location: Volcano is located in the Eastern volcanic area of Kamchatka, 25 km south from Kronotsky Lake, 190 km northeast from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Gyzernaya River have the sources at Kikhpinych spur.
Type: Stratovolcano
Composition: andesites, basalts, rhyodacites
Last known eruption: 1391±45

Kikhpinych massif consists of several volcanoes of different ages: Young Kikhpinych, Old Kikhpinych, Yellow. Young Kikhpinych is active; it consists of Zapadny and Savich cones with base diameters up to 1 km. At the top of the Savich Cone there is a crater 60-70 m in diameter and up to 30 m deep; there are fumaroles on its inner walls. To the east of the cone is the effusive dome Crab. The Savich volcano is surrounded by fresh lava flows.

Брайцева О.А., Флоренский И.В., Волынец О.Н. Вулкан Кихпиныч / Действующие вулканы Камчатки. В 2-х т. Т. 2. М.: Наука. 1991. С. 74-94.
Брайцева О.А., Флоренский И.В., Пономарева В.В., Литасова С.Н. История активности вулкана Кихпиныч в голоцене // Вулканология и сейсмология. 1985. № 6. С. 3-19.
Potencial Hazard
Potential hazards are therminal explosive eruptions which produce ash plumes, ash falls, pyroclastic and lahars.
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