Karpinsky Group

Photo of this volcano
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 50.148°N
  • 155.373°E

  • 1326 m
    4349 ft

  • 290350
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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
1952 Nov 5 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations East side of Karpinsky Ridge

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Photo Gallery


The Karpinsky group, seen here from the south, consists of three Holocene volcanic centers at the southern end of the Karpinsky Ridge in the southern part of Paramushir Island. The 1345-m-high southern cone forms the high point of the Karpinsky massif and fed lava flows to the SE and west. The NW cone displays hot springs and sulfur cones containing boiling liquid sulfur that is occasionally sprayed outward. A minor ash ejection following an earthquake in 1952 marked the only historical eruption of the Karpinsky group.

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

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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