Milne

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  • 46.82°N
  • 151.78°E

  • 1540 m
    5051 ft

  • 290161
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Milne.

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Milne volcano, the southernmost on Simushir Island in the central Kuriles, lies immediately SE of the somma of Goriaschaia volcano. The outer flanks of the steep-sided 1540-m-high volcano are dissected by deep gullies. A 3-km-wide caldera breached widely to the south was formed during the Pleistocene and became a center of glaciation. A small central cone capped by an andesitic lava dome was constructed within the caldera during postglacial time and forms the highest point on Simushir Island. Lava flows from the central cone descend 4-5 km to the sea.

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

Milne volcano, the southernmost on Simushir Island, lies immediately SE of the somma of Goriaschaia volcano (far left) in this Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper left). The walls of a 3-km-wide Pleistocene caldera breached widely to the sea are prominent on the right side of the image. The small, mostly snow-free central cone near the caldera headwall is capped by a lava dome that was constructed within the caldera during postglacial time and forms the highest point on Simushir Island.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS005-E-6511, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
Two overlapping volcanoes anchor the SW end of Simushir Island, Goriaschaia Sopka and Milne. Goriaschaia Sopka (top) is a young, historically active lava dome that has been the source of youthful lava flows whose margins are visible on the volcano's flanks and form the irregular shoreline at the top of this NASA Space Shuttle image. The dome is located within a large horseshoe-shaped crater cutting the NW flank of the older Igla Mountain volcano. Milne is the large snow-capped stratovolcano immediately to the SE of Goriaschaia Sopka.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS112-E-5671, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

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

Volcano Types

Somma
Lava dome

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Oceanic crust (< 15 km)

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite

Population

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Milne 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).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.