Volcano Krenitsin Peak. Facts
Name: Krenitsin Peak
GVP Number: 290310
Synonims: Blackstone, Kuroisi
Region: Kuril Islands
Volcanic Zone: Northern Kuriles
Coordinates: 49°21'12" N 154°42'29" E
Absolute Elevation: 1324 m
Status: Active
Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Location: Krenitsin Peak is located in the southern part of Onekotan Island
Type: Stratovolcano
Composition: pyroxene andesites
Last known eruption: 1952/11/12 - 1952/11/19

Krenitsin Peak volcano is located somewhat eccentrically in the northwestern part of Tao-Rushyr Caldera,. The volcano rises 900 m from the waters of the lake occupying the caldera. The diameter of the base of the volcano at the lake level is 3.5-4 km. The summit crater with a diameter of 350 m and a depth of up to 100 m is wide open to the southeast, turning into a deep pothole, reaching the shore of the lake. On the northwestern slope of the volcano there is a second pothole. On the northeastern slope of the volcano, at an altitude of about 900 m, there is an old lateral explosive crater with a diameter of 400-450 m. The volcano is named after the explorer of the Aleutian Islands, the head of the government expedition 1768-1770, captain First rank Peter Kuzmich Krenitsin [1-6].

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Potencial Hazard
Ash clouds, ash falls, pyroclastic flows, hot avalanches and lahars are a potential hazard associated with explosive eruptions of this volcano. The volcano poses a potential hazard to international and local airlines passing in the Kuriles region, since the height of its ash emissions can reach 10-15 km above sea level, ash plumes and clouds can drift hundreds and thousands of kilometers from the volcano in different directions.
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