Kikhpinych

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 54.489°N
  • 160.251°E

  • 1506 m
    4940 ft

  • 300180
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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
1550 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology East flank of Savich (Krab cone)
1350 (?) Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone and north flank
0900 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone
0830 ± 25 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Savich cone
0650 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone
0550 (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) East side of Zapadny, Savich cone
2780 BCE ± 25 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected) Zapadny
2850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Zapadny

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


Kikhpinych, the youngest stratovolcano of the eastern volcanic zone of Kamchatka, contains three summits constructed along a roughly E-W line NE of Uzon caldera. The central cone, Zapedny (largely in shadow at the center of the photo), and Savich cone (left center) are the youngest centers. Numerous young lava flows mantle the flanks of 1552-m-high Savich cone, seen here from the NE. Savich was last active about 400 years ago, when the Krab lava dome was formed on its eastern flank.

Photo by Oleg Volynets (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
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Three Holocene cones of Kikhpinych volcano are seen in this view from the west with the Pacific Ocean in the background. Savich, the conical peak on the center horizon, is the youngest and formed beginning about 1400 radiocarbon years ago. The more rounded, unvegetated peak in front of it is Zapedny ("Western") cone and formed beginning about 4800 years ago. Duga cinder cone in the foreground erupted about 3200 years ago and produced lava flows up to 10 km long.

Copyrighted photo by Vera Ponomareva (Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes; http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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