Rakkibetsudake [Demon]

Photo of this volcano
  • Japan - administered by Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 45.5°N
  • 148.85°E

  • 1205 m
    3952 ft

  • 290110
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Rakkibetsudake [Demon].

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Rakkibetsudake [Demon].

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Rakkibetsudake [Demon].

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Rakkibetsudake [Demon]. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Rakkibetsudake [Demon] 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


Demon volcano, forming the peninsula at the right, is seen from the summit of Sredniy volcano of the Medvezhia volcanic complex. Demon occupies the extreme northern tip of the largest island in the Kuriles, Iturup. The 1205-m-high stratovolcano grew during the Holocene within a glacial trough 3 km east of the eroded Pleistocene Kamui volcano, the higher peak on the left horizon. The summit of Demon contains a 1.5-km-wide crater, not visible in this image, that opens to the east.

Photo by Alexander Rybin, 1995 (Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Yuzhno-Sakhalin).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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