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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 54.528°N
  • 159.804°E

  • 2301 m
    7547 ft

  • 300160
  • Latitude
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  • 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
0550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
5800 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Taunshits.

Photo Gallery

The western side of Taunshits, a large stratovolcano located west of the massive Uzon caldera, is breached by a large horseshoe-shaped caldera. The caldera truncates the volcano from its summit to its base and was formed about 8000 years ago during an eruption that produced a debris avalanche and directed blast similar to that at Mount St. Helens in 1980. A viscous lava flow (center) erupted after the collapse and descended across the breached caldera from a vent at the head of the collapse scarp.

Photo by Nikolai Smelov, 1998 (courtesy of Vera Ponomareva, Institute of Volcanic Geology and Geochemistry, Petropavlovsk).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 1 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 116543-13 Andesite

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