Kostakan

Photo of this volcano
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 53.83°N
  • 158.05°E

  • 1150 m
    3772 ft

  • 300122
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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
1350 (?) Unknown Confirmed 1 Tephrochronology Glavny
1200 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology Glavny
1000 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Tephrochronology Serpovidny
0800 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Tephrochronology Maar S of Lake Kostakan, Krasny cone
6550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Tephrochronology Ochkovy
8050 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Tephrochronology Domashnii

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


A N-S-trending chain of cinder cones lies in the Kostakan valley south of Bakening volcano. The 600-year-old Glavny cinder cone (left center) is surrounded by its lava flow, which dammed a small river to form beautiful Kostakan lake. Two small vegetated early Holocene cones lie along the opposite side of the lake. Other Holocene cones and maars are located behind the tall Pleistocene cone beyond the lake. Fog creeps up the Srednyaya ("Middle") Avacha river valley to the south.

Copyrighted photo by Sergei Konyaev (Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes; http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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