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  • Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 48.75°N
  • 154.02°E

  • 828 m
    2716 ft

  • 290808
  • 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
[ 1872 ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    

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Photo Gallery

Kuntomintar is a Pleistocene stratovolcano that occupies the southern end of Shiashkotan Island in the central Kurils. A caldera on the west side, prominent in this Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper left), is breached widely toward the Sea of Okhotsk. A reported 1872 eruption from Kuntomintar was later found to have originated from Sinarka, the northern of the two volcanoes forming Shiashkotan Island. The only known Holocene activity of Kuntomintar is continuous solfataric activity near the east wall of the inner caldera.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS005-E-6515, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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