Tri Sestry

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  • Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 45.93°N
  • 149.92°E

  • 998 m
    3273 ft

  • 290113
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption

Elevation

Latitude
Longitude
290113

Unknown - Evidence Uncertain

998 m / 3273 ft

45.93°N
149.92°E

Volcano Types

Stratovolcano
Lava dome

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Intermediate crust (15-25 km)

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
0
0
34
532

Geological Summary

Tri Sestry, located on the shore of the Sea of Okhotsk in central Urup Island, is an eroded andesitic stratovolcano whose flanks are cut by deep ravines. A summit lava dome on Tri Sestry ("Three Sisters") was active during either the late Pleistocene or early Holocene (Gorshkov, 1970). Hot springs along the coast mark its latest activity.

References

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Gorshkov G S, 1970. Volcanism and the Upper Mantle; Investigations in the Kurile Island Arc. New York: Plenum Publishing Corp, 385 p.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Tri Sestry.

Photo Gallery


The vegetated volcano located on the shore of the Sea of Okhotsk (left) in the left-center portion of this Landsat image of central Urup Island is Tri Sestry volcano ("Three Sisters"). The flanks of this eroded andesitic stratovolcano are cut by deep ravines. A summit lava dome was active during either the late Pleistocene or early Holocene, and hot springs along the coast mark the latest activity. The crater lake of Rudakov volcano is visible at the lower left.

NASA Landsat image, 2002 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


A listing of samples from the Smithsonian collections will be available soon.

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Tri Sestry Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.