Volcano Vysoky. Facts
Name: Vysoky
GVP Number: 300221
Synonims: Vysokii, Kolkhozny
Region: Kamchatka Peninsula
Volcanic Zone: Eastern Kamchatka
Coordinates: 55°3'51" N 160°45'54" E
Absolute Elevation: 2161 m
Status: Active
Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Location: В составе хребта Гамчен, в истоках рек Лиственичная, Сторож, Богачёвка и Дроздовская, в 265 км от г. Петропавловск-Камчатский
Type: Stratovolcano
Composition: andesites, andesite-basalts
Last known eruption: 616±127 г. до н.э.

Vysoky Volcano is an irregular stratovolcano cone with a crater about 400 m in size at the top. The structure of the volcano is stretched across the Gamchen ridge. It is curious that this most active volcano was not included in the early catalogs (for example, Vlodavets, 1957; Fedotov and Masurenkov, 1991; Simkin and Siebert, 1994). Field studies by tephrochronologists have shown that Vysoky was active from the beginning of the Holocene until about 2000 14C years ago (http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).

Ponomareva V.V., Churikova T., Melekestsev I.V., Braitseva O.A., Pevzner M., Sulerzhitskii L. Late Pleistocene-Holocene Volcanism on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Northwest Pacific Region / Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region. Washington, D. C.: American Geophysical Union. 2007. Vol. 172. P. 165-198.
Potencial Hazard
Potential hazards are ash plumes, ash falls, lava flows and lahars.
Related Resources
Active Volcanoes of Kamchatka and Kuriles
Holocene Kamchatka volcanoes