Chirippusan [Chirip]

Photo of this volcano
  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1860 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 45.338°N
  • 147.92°E

  • 1587 m
    5205 ft

  • 290090
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1860 (?) Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations SE of Bogdan Khmelinitskii summit
1843 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations

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Photo Gallery

The Chirip Peninsula, jutting NW-ward into the Sea of Okhotsk from central Iturup Island, is constructed of twin overlapping Holocene stratovolcanoes. Bogdan Khmelnitskii volcano (center) lies at the southern end of the peninsula, and Chirip volcano (in the background left of Bogdan Khmelnitskii) forms the northern end. Lava flows from Bogdan Khmelnitskii (also known as Minami-Chirippu or South Chirippu) reach the coast on both the east and west sides of the peninsula.

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

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 6 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 116543-1 Basalt
NMNH 116543-18 Andesite
NMNH 116543-19 Basalt
NMNH 116543-2 Basaltic andesite
NMNH 116543-3 Andesite
NMNH 117640-1 Pumice

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