Karpinsky Volcano
GVP Number  290350
IAVCEI Number  0900-35-
Location  50°8'54" N, 155°22'24" E
Last Eruption 1952/11/5
Elevation 1326 m
Volcano is located on the Paramushir Island, 80 km to the south-west from Severo-Kurilsk, in the southern part of Karpinsky ridge
Form and structure
In the caldera with a diameter of ~ 5 km and a depth of up to 700 m, there is an array of Karpinsky volcano, consisting of two active volcanoes. In a summit crater of one cone there is an internal cone of a horseshoe-shaped form and fumaroles, a long lava flow stretches from it, overlooking the plain near the Sea of Okhotsk. Lava flows also descend from the second cone to the southeast and west.
two-pyroxene andesites
Upper Pleistocene-Holocene
Aviation color code
Last VONA/KVERT Releases
Hazard synopsis
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 km above sea level, ash plumes and clouds can drift hundreds of kilometers from the volcano in different directions. In addition, the outflow of lava flows onto the slopes of the volcano and the surrounding area is possibly.
Monitoring status

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