Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 48.292°N
  • 153.25°E

  • 551 m
    1807 ft

  • 290250
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

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

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

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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.

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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