Plosky Tolbachik Volcano
GVP Number  300240
IAVCEI Number  1000-24-
Location  55°49'44" N, 160°23'25" E
Last Eruption 2012/11/27 - 2013/9/15
Elevation 3085 m
Location
The volcano is located in the south-western sector of the Klyuchevskaya group of the volcanoes 63 km from Klyuchi and 343 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Form and structure
Ostry Tolbachik and Plosky Tolbachik volcanoes compose a single large volcanic massif. The 1800 m diameter caldera with a depth of 450 m that has been formed in 1975 is nested at the summit of Plosky Tolbachik.
Composition
Basalts and andesibasalts
Age
The later half of Upper Pleistocene
Links
Aviation color code
GREEN
Last VONA/KVERT Releases
Hazard synopsis
Potential danger could be caused by terminal eruptions producing ash clouds to an altitude of 5 km a.s.l. Moreover, explosive eruptions sending ash clouds up to 10 – 15 km a.s.l. are possible in regional zones of cinder cones in the south and north from the volcano. These eruptions could pose a thread to local and international aviation.
Monitoring status
seismic, satellite, visual
Eruptions
2012/11/27 – 2013/9/15  
1975/7/6 – 1976/12/10  
1975/6/28 – 1976/12/10  
1941/5/7 – 1941/5/14  

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