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Raikoke

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  • Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1924 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 48.292°N
  • 153.25°E

  • 551 m
    1808 ft

  • 290250
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Raikoke.

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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

There is data available for 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1924 Feb 15 Unknown Confirmed 4 Historical Observations
1778 Unknown Confirmed 4 Historical Observations
1765 ± 5 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Raikoke.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Raikoke.

Photo Gallery

Raikoke Island, seen here from the SE, lies 50 km SW of Shiashkotan Island and 16 km across the Golovnin Strait to the NE of its closest neighboring volcano on Matua Island. The summit of the low, 551-m-high Raikoke contains a steep-walled crater, 700 m wide and 200 m deep, that is highest on the SE side. The island is only 2 x 2.5 km wide and rises above a submarine terrace at a depth of 130 m. A catastrophic eruption in 1778 prompted the first volcanological investigation in the Kurile Islands two years later.

Photo by Yoshihiro Ishizuka, 2000 (Hokkaido University).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Kuril'skiye Ostrova
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Kuril'skiye Ostrova
Title: USSR (Kamchatka S & Kuriles)
Publisher: DMA
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1988
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of USSR (Kamchatka S & Kuriles)
Title: Kuril'skye Ostrova
Publisher: DMA
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1988
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Kuril'skye Ostrova
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Shimushiro-To
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Shimushiro-To
Title: Ketoi
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ketoi
Title: Matsuwa
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Matsuwa
Title: Onnekotan-To
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Onnekotan-To
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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