Vilyuchik

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  • 52.7°N
  • 158.28°E

  • 2173 m
    7127 ft

  • 300083
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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
8050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology

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Photo Gallery


Steam plumes rise from geothermal prospects drilled during the late 1970's on the NE flank of Mutnovsky volcano. The wells yielded a steam-gas mixture from depths of 60-1200 m. The steep-sided Vilyuchik stratovolcano appears in the background to the NE.

Photo by Kamchatka Volcanic Eruptions Response Team, 1986 (courtesy of Dan Miller, U.S. Geological Survey).
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An eruption plume from Gorely volcano drifts to the north across Avachinsky Bay in this 1980 view from Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka's largest city. Explosive activity began in June 1980, and intermittent explosions took place until July 1981. A strong eruption on July 31 produced an eruption plume that rose up to 5.5-km altitude, and a pyroclastic flow took place on December 3, 1980. The sharp-topped peak to the left of the eruption plume is Vilyuchik volcano.

Photo by Kamchatka Volcanic Eruptions Response Team, 1980 (courtesy of Dan Miller, U.S. Geological Survey).
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Vilyuchik, also known as Uilyuchinsky, is a steep-sided Holocene stratovolcano that forms a prominent landmark south of Avachinsky Bay. It is seen here from the south, between Mutnovsky and Gorely volcanoes. Deep erosional gulleys dissect the flanks of the 2173-m-high volcano. Lava domes and young basaltic cinder cones were constructed at its base. It last erupted during the first half of the Holocene.

Photo by Phil Austin, University of Southern Florida, 1992 (courtesy of Pavel Kepezhinskas).
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Sharp-topped Vilyuchik volcano (right center) rises NE of Mutnovsky volcano. The steep-sided stratovolcano last erupted during the early Holocene. Clouds fill one of the snow-mantled summit craters of the Mutnovsky volcano complex, one of the most active volcanoes of southern Kamchatka. Koryaksky (left) and Avachinsky (right) volcanoes rise in the distance across cloud-covered Avachinsky bay.

Photo by Oleg Volynets, 1971 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
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Vilyuchik, one of several volcanoes surrounding Avachinsky bay, is the most prominent peak visible across the bay to the south from Petropavlovsk. Weather clouds drift to the east from the summit of the 2173-m-high stratovolcano in this mid-1980's view from Kamchatka's largest city. No eruptions have occurred from Vilyuchik since the early Holocene.

Photo by Oleg Volynets, 1985 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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