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Facts Description
Name: Koryaksky
GVP Number: 300090
Synonims: Koryakskaya sopka, Streloshnaya sopka, Streloschnaja Sopka
Region: Kamchatka Peninsula
Volcanic Area: Eastern Kamchatka
Coordinates:
53°19'15" N   158°42'43" E
Absolute Elevation: 3456 m
Status: Active
Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Location: Volcano is located to the northwest from Avachinsky volcano, at a distance of 30 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It belongs to the Avachinskaya group of a NW-trending series of volcanoes. Masurenkov believes that the volcano is situated at the intersection of longitudinal and transverse faults. The longitudinal fault forms the southeastern flank of the Thermal rift, a NE-trending regional structure. The structure comprises Upper Pleistocene-Holocene volcanoes and present hydro-thermal systems. The transverse fault is part of the Nalachevo zone aligned by the entire row of the Avachinsky-Koryaksky group of volcanoes.
Type: Stratovolcano
Composition: high-aluminium basalts, high-magnesium basalts, andesite-basalts, two-pyroxene andesites, hornblend andesites, dacites
Recent Known Eruption: 2008/12/20 - 2009/8/26
Стратовулкан диаметром 20 км с относительной высотой 2500 м насажен на разлом, секущий андезито-пирокластическую толщу плиоцена. Нижняя часть его — оливинавгитовые среднеплейстоценовые андезиты, выше авгитовые андезиты. На вершине небольшой кратер. На севере вершины древний кратер диаметром 500 м, открытый на север; сильно разрушен и заполнен льдом. На северо-востоке вершины экструзивный купол роговообманковых андезитов. Его вершина — наивысшая точка вулкана (3456 м).
Вулкан активен, находится преимущественно в сольфатарной стадии [1].

References

1. Апродов В.А. Вулканы. М.: Мысль, 1982. 367 с.
Potencial Hazard
There are possibly explosive and explosive-effusive eruptions of the volcano. There is possible catastrophic eruption with a destruction of a north-western sector of the volcano. The volcano could constitute a potential hazard to international and local airlines at Kamchatka.




 

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