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Bakening

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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 550 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 53.905°N
  • 158.07°E

  • 2278 m
    7474 ft

  • 300123
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bakening.

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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 5 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0550 BCE Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology Western flank
1550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology SE flank
6300 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
6550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Tephrochronology West of Bakening
7550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Tephrochronology NE flank (Novo-Bakening)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Bakening.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Bakening.

Photo Gallery

Three dacitic lava domes form the small peaks in the foreground of this view of the north flank of Bakenin volcano. Andesitic lava flows from the central cone of Bakenin overlie the lava domes.

Photo by Pavel Kepezhinskas (University of Southern Florida).
See title for photo information.
Bakening, seen here from the north, is a 2277-m-high stratovolcano NW of Petropavlovsk. The volcano lies near the headwaters of the Srednaya Avacha River, well to the west of the eastern volcanic range of Kamchatka. Dacitic lava domes occur at the base of Bakening. About 8500-8000 years ago the summit of the volcano collapsed, producing a large debris avalanche to the SE.

Photo by Pavel Kepezhinskas (University of Southern Florida).
See title for photo information.
Bakening volcano, seen here from the north, rises above a basement of metamorphic greenschists, which underlie the forested slopes in the center of the photo. The lake in the foreground and another small lake were formed within the metamorphic terrain when landslides dammed river drainages. Andesitic lava flows overlie dacitic lava domes at the base of the volcano, which is located far west of the eastern volcanic range of Kamchatka.

Photo by Pavel Kepezhinskas, 1993 (University of Southern Florida).
See title for photo information.
Karymsky volcano contained a 250-m-wide summit crater following the 1970-82 eruption. Karymsky Lake fills the 3 x 5 km wide Akademia Nauk caldera to the south in this early 1990's aerial photo. Both Karymsky and Akademia Nauk volcanoes erupted simultaneously on January 2, 1996. The brief one-day eruption was the first historical eruption of Akademia Nauk, but long-term explosive activity continued at Karymsky, one of Kamchatka's most active volcanoes.

Photo by Dan Miller (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.
An eruption plume rises above the summit of Karymsky volcano in January 1996. Explosive eruptions began on January 2 from the summit and SW flank of Karymsky volcano. On the same day a powerful explosive eruption took place from Akademia Nauk (Karymsky Lake) caldera, the circular, smooth-textured area to the right of Karymsky's summit. The Akademia Nauk eruption lasted only a day, but long-term activity continued at Karymsky.

Photo by Nikolai Smelov, 1996 (courtesy of Vera Ponomareva, Institute of Volcanic Geology and Geochemistry, Petropavlovsk).
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GVP Map Holdings

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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 Bakening in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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