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

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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.

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.

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 16 ± 15 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1846 Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Eastern cone ?

Deformation History


Information about Deformation periods will be available soon.

Emission History


There is no Emissions History data is available for Rasshua.

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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