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Karpinsky Group

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  • Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Cone(s)
  • 1952 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 50.148°N
  • 155.373°E

  • 1326 m
    4350 ft

  • 290350
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

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
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Karpinsky Group.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Karpinsky Group.

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.
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: 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: Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map
Country: USSR
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: O. Paramushir
Country: USSR
Year: 1965
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of O. Paramushir
Title: Paramushir, Atlasova, & Shumshu Ostrova
Publisher: General Staff of the Soviet Army
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1954
Series: M-56-XXIV
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Paramushir, Atlasova, & Shumshu Ostrova
Title: Onekotan, Makanrushi, & Karimkotan Ostrova
Publisher: General Staff of the Soviet Army
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1954
Series: M-56-XXIII
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Onekotan, Makanrushi, & Karimkotan Ostrova
Title: Kapari
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Kapari
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
Title: Onnekotan
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Onnekotan
Title: Paramushiru
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Paramushiru
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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