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Photo of this volcano
  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • 1350 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 53.83°N
  • 158.05°E

  • 1150 m
    3773 ft

  • 300122
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 6 Holocene eruptive periods.

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
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kostakan.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kostakan.

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.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Kachatka
Country: USSR
Year: 1990
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Kachatka

Title: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (in Russian)
Publisher: P O Dalazyerogeodezya for Soviet Army ?
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1990
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (in Russian)

Title: USSR (Kamchatka S)
Publisher: DMA
Country: USSR
Year: 1987
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of USSR (Kamchatka S)

Title: Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map
Country: USSR
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map

Title: Milkovo
Country: USSR
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Milkovo

Title: Noviye Koryaki
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1972
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Noviye Koryaki

Title: Petropavlosk-Kamchatskiy
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: USSR
Year: 1959
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Petropavlosk-Kamchatskiy
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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