Snow Volcano
GVP Number  290150
IAVCEI Number 
Location  46°30'35" N, 150°52'7" E
Last Eruption 2012/11/10 - 2017/2/25
Elevation 395 m
The volcano is located at the foot of the Cherny cone, forming the southern part of Chirpoy Island
Form and structure
The volcano looks like a strongly truncated cone with a crater with a diameter of 300 m and a depth of about 10 m. In the northeastern part of the crater there is a deep well-shaped vent with a diameter of 130 - 140 m. The slopes of the cone are composed almost exclusively of lava.
two-pyroxene andesites, andesite-basalts
Aviation color code
Last VONA/KVERT Releases
No VONA/KVERT Releases
Hazard synopsis
Ash clouds, ash falls, 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
2012/11/10 – 2017/2/25  
1879/5 – 1879/6  
1854/6/24 (?)  

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