Rasshua

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 47.77°N
  • 153.02°E

  • 956 m
    3136 ft

  • 290220
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 6 February-12 February 2013 Citation IconCite this Report


SVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Rasshua was detected in satellite images on 6 February.

Source: Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT)


Most Recent Bulletin Report: March 1989 (SEAN 14:03) Citation IconCite this Report


Fumarolic areas in the crater

Four groups of fumaroles were observed in a crater, breached to the SE, during a 14 January overflight.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Weekly Reports - Index


2013: February


6 February-12 February 2013 Citation IconCite this Report


SVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Rasshua was detected in satellite images on 6 February.

Source: Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT)


Bulletin Reports - Index


Reports are organized chronologically and indexed below by Month/Year (Publication Volume:Number), and include a one-line summary. Click on the index link or scroll down to read the reports.

03/1989 (SEAN 14:03) Fumarolic areas in the crater




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


March 1989 (SEAN 14:03) Citation IconCite this Report


Fumarolic areas in the crater

Four groups of fumaroles were observed in a crater, breached to the SE, during a 14 January overflight.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Eruptive History


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


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1957 Oct Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1846 Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Eastern cone ?

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


Clouds surround the elongated 6 x 13 km island of Rasshua in the central Kurils in this Space Shuttle image (with north to the lower left). The island contains overlapping central cones within a 6-km-wide caldera that cuts the northern and southern parts of the island and whose eastern margin is beyond the shoreline. The unvegetated central cone complex (left-center) is capped by two Holocene cones. The westernmost forms the 956 m high point of the island, and the easternmost has been active during historical time.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS005-E-6023, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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