Name: Krasheninnikov
GVP Number: 300190
Synonims: Krasheninnikov
Region: Kamchatka Peninsula
Volcanic Area: Eastern Kamchatka
Coordinates: 54°35'45" N 160°16'12" E
Absolute Elevation: 1856 m
Status: Active
Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Location: The volcano is associated with the Eastern volcanic belt and is located about 13 km south of Kronotsky lake, in 200 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Type: Caldera
Composition: andesite-basalts, andesites, dacites
Last known eruption: 1463±40

A complex volcanic edifice, consisting of two merged cones, is located in an ancient caldera with a diameter of 9 km. The southern cone (1856 m) has a summit crater 800 m in diameter. The younger Northern cone (1760 m) has a telescopic structure: two nested cones are located in the center of the 2 km diameter caldera. The height of the smallest of them is 150 m, the diameter of its crater is 60 m.

Пономарева В.В. Вулкан Крашенинникова: история формирования и динамика активности // Вулканология и сейсмология. 1987. № 5. С. 28-44.
Пономарева В.В., Волынец О.Н., Флоренский И.В. Вулкан Крашенинникова / Действующие вулканы Камчатки. В 2-х т. Т. 2. М.: Наука. 1991. С. 62-71.
Potencial Hazard
Possible therminal eruptions and lateral on the volcanic slopes or at the southern part of caldera. Potential hazards are ash plumes, ash falls, pyroclastic and lava flows and lahars.
Related Resources
Active Volcanoes of Kamchatka and Kuriles
Holocene Kamchatka volcanoes