The volcano is located in the northern part of Paramushir Island, 7 km to the west-north-west from Severo-Kurilsk, in the northern part of Vernadsky ridge.
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The complicated volcano belongs to the type of “Somma-Vesuvy” and is nested on the volcanic ridge of Vernadsky. Somma 3-5 km in diameter is destroyed. The summit of the central cone extending in the meridional direction has three adjoining craters with diameters 250-300 m and depths 70-100 m. There are a lot of flank craters with centers of fumarolic and hydrothermal activity.
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|Last VONA/KVERT Releases|
Potential hazards are caused by ash plumes, ash falls, lahars, clouds of sulphuretted hydrogen and sulphureous gas.
Ash plumes (up to 5 km a.s.l.) of the volcano are dangerous to airport in Severo-Kurilsk and local airlines.
Ash falls possible at:
Severo-Kurilsk (7 km to the east-south-east from the volcano)
Ozernovskiy (90 km to the north-north-east)
web video camera, satellite, visual
2016/10/18 – continues
2009/1/29 – 2009/6/18
1989 – 1990
1934 – 1935
1833 – 1834