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Facts Description
Name: Kikhpinych
GVP Number: 300180
Synonims: None
Region: Kamchatka Peninsula
Volcanic Area: 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
Recent Known Eruption: ~ 1400
Значительно разрушенный голоценовый вулкан, состоящий из остатков древнего стратовулкана, экструзии Белая Вершина (на юге), шлакового голоценового Конуса Савича (1552 м) (на севере). Стратовулкан был разрушен взрывами, следы которых остались в виде четырех цирков на восточном склоне. На склонах экструзии фумаролы и горячие источники. На вершине Конуса Савича кратер диаметром 70 м с фумаролами [1].

References

1. Апродов В.А. Вулканы. М.: Мысль, 1982. 367 с.
Potencial Hazard
Potential hazards are therminal explosive eruptions which produce ash plumes, ash falls, pyroclastic and lahars.




 

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