Ruruidake [Smirnov]

Photo of this volcano
  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 44.454°N
  • 146.139°E

  • 1486 m
    4874 ft

  • 290021
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Ruruidake [Smirnov].

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Ruruidake [Smirnov].

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Ruruidake [Smirnov].

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Ruruidake [Smirnov]. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Ruruidake [Smirnov] page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


The gently sloping volcanic massif on the left-center horizon, left of sharp-peaked Rurui volcano, is Smirnov volcano. These two volcanoes are located at the NW tip of Kunashir Island. Smirnov volcano has been extensively eroded by glaciers, but contains young pyroclastic flows and lava domes. The late-Pleistocene Rurui volcano has an active fumarole field on its western flank. The fresh crater in the foreground is the northern crater of the 1973 eruption of Tiatia volcano, SE of Smirnov and Rurui.

Copyrighted photo by Yoshihiro Ishizuka, 1999 (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/strata/VOL_JP/EN/index.htm and Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.gsj.jp/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Ruruidake [Smirnov] in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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