Veer

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  • 53.75°N
  • 158.45°E

  • 520 m
    1706 ft

  • 300121
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Cinder cones along the Levaya Avacha River about 60 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy erupted lavas over young river terraces. The basaltic Veer cone, located on the west side of the Levaya Avacha (Left Avacha River, produced a fresh-looking lava flow with prominent flow ridges that descended into the river valley. Although Krijanovsky (1934) listed an 1856 eruption, stratigraphic studies have shown that the eruption of Veer occurred sometime between the 1500 years before present (BP) eruption from Barany Amphitheater of Opala volcano and a 1630 yr BP eruption from Avachinsky volcano (Dirksen 1999, pers. comm.). Nearby andesitic Pravy volcano is also of postglacial age.

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1856 ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    
0390 ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 2 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.



Synonyms
Utesiki u Sukhogo | Topolnika | Veyer | Wejer
Flow ridges accentuate the surface of a sparsely vegetated lava flow originating from the Veer ("Fan") cinder cone (middle right) in the Levaya Avacha ("Left Avacha") river valley. Veer is one of a number of cones scattered throughout the Avacha river basin. This eruption took place 1600-1700 years Before Present (BP), as suggested by the stratigraphic position of its erupted products between the OP (1500 years BP) and KS1 (1800 years BP) marker ash layers from Opala and Ksudach volcanoes, respectively.

Copyrighted photo by Oleg Dirksen (Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes; http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Braitseva O, Ponomareva V, Melekestsev I, Sulerzhitsky L, Pevzner M, 2002-. Holocene Kamchatka volcanoes. http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm.

Dirksen O, 1999. . (pers. comm.).

Erlich E N, 1985. . (pers. comm.).

Krijanovsky N, 1934. Volcanoes of Kamchatka. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 45: 529-549.

Sviatlovsky A E, 1959. Atlas of Volcanoes of the Soviet Union. Moscow: Akad Nauk SSSR, 170 p (in Russian with English summary).

Vlasov G M, 1967. Kamchatka, Kuril, and Komandorskiye Islands: geological description. In: {Geol of the USSR}, Moscow, 31: 1-827.

Volcano Types

Cinder cone(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

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Basalt / Picro-Basalt
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Veer Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
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