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Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri]

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  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1932 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 44.808°N
  • 147.131°E

  • 1206 m
    3956 ft

  • 290050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri].

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri].

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri].

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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1932 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1812 Sep 5 ± 4 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri].

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Etorofu-Atosanupuri [Atosanupuri].

Photo Gallery

Atsonupuri stratovolcano forms a peninsula jutting into the Sea of Okhotsk. Seen here from the NE, it is joined to the southern end of Iturup Island by a low isthmus only 30 m high. A late-Pleistocene or early Holocene stratovolcano formed an island that was later connected to Iturup. A 2-km-wide caldera was overtopped by a central cone that forms the present 1206-m-high summit. Strombolian eruptions have dominated the history of this basaltic volcano.

Photo by A. Y. Antonov (courtesy of Oleg Volynets, Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Conical Atsonupuri stratovolcano, it summit dappled by light snowfall, is seen here from the SW. The volcano forms a prominent peninsula joined to the SW side of Iturup Island. A 2-km-wide caldera was subsequently largely overtopped by a central cone that forms the present 1206-m-high summit. Strombolian eruptions have dominated the history of this basaltic volcano, leaving slopes susceptible to slumping and erosion. Only two historical eruptions are known at Atsonupuri, during 1812 and 1932.

Photo by Alexander Rybin, 2001 (Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Yuzhno-Sakhalin).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Kuril'skiye Ostrova
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Kuril'skiye Ostrova
Title: Japan, Soviet Union
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan, USSR
Year: 1989
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Japan, Soviet Union
Title: China, Japan, Soviet Union
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Japan, USSR, China
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of China, Japan, Soviet Union
Title: Kuril'skye Ostrova
Publisher: DMA
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1988
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Kuril'skye Ostrova
Title: (A) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: NEast
Publisher: Univ of Tokyo Press & Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Country: Japan
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of (A) Q Maps of Japan Landforms, Geol, Tect: NEast
Title: Historical Japan
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Country: Japan
Year: 1984
Series: National Geographic
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,982,000
Map of Historical Japan
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Geol Map of Japan/ Geol Atlas
Publisher: Geol Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1982
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geol Map of Japan/ Geol Atlas
Title: North Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of North Japan
Title: North Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of North Japan
Title: North Japan
Publisher: Geographical Survey Institute of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1980
Series: CIM 1:1 mil
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of North Japan
Title: Geological Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geological Map of Japan
Title: Shana
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1955
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Shana
Title: Kunashiri
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Kunashiri
Title: Etorofu
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Etorofu
Title: Shana
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Shana
Title: Etorofu-Jima
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Etorofu-Jima
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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