Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group]

Photo of this volcano
  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 45.25°N
  • 148.35°E

  • 442 m
    1450 ft

  • 290091
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group].

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group].

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group].

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group]. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group] 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 small pyroclastic cones of Golets and Tornyi are located near the center of the narrow Vetrovoi Isthmus in northern Iturup Island. At the upper left in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper right) is Chirip volcano; at the lower right is Medvezhia volcano. The flat-floored caldera to the left of Medvezhia caldera is the Pleistocene Tsirk caldera. Golets and Tornyi pyroclastic cones formed during the late Pleistocene or early Holocene east (right) of the low-lying graben forming the narrow point of the peninsula.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS010-E-13393, 2005 (
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Rucharuyama [Golets-Tornyi Group] in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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