Barkhatnaya Sopka

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 52.823°N
  • 158.27°E

  • 870 m
    2854 ft

  • 300084
  • 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
3550 BCE (after) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology

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.

Photo Gallery

Holocene cinder cones of the Barkhatnaya Sopka volcanic field overlie a plateau 14 km north of Viliuchik volcano. The cinder cones are sitting on an uplifted block of eroded Miocene-Pliocene rocks. Mt. Barkhatnaya ("Velvet Mountain"), which formed 3000-4000 years ago, is at the left, and the reddish hill at the right is an early Holocene cinder cone. The white hill in the center between Barkhatnaya and the early Holocene cinder cone is a part of an eroded rhyolitic sub-volcanic body.

Coyrighted photo by Oleg Dirksen (Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes;
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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