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Gamchen

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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Complex
  • 550 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 54.974°N
  • 160.703°E

  • 2539 m
    8330 ft

  • 300210
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Gamchen.

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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 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology SE flank (Barany, Lukovitsa)
1650 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology SE flank (Barany)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Gamchen.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Gamchen.

Photo Gallery

The Komarov volcanic complex is seen in the foreground in this view from the north toward the southern part of the Gamchen volcanic range. Komarov, the youngest cone of the complex, was built at the western end of a 2.5 x 4 km caldera. It is capped by two craters, one at the summit and the other on the upper east flank. The Gamchen massif beyond Komarov consists of three Late-Pleistocene and one Holocene cones. The perfect cone of Kronotsky volcano is seen on the far right horizon.

Copyrighted photo by Philippe Bourseiller (Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes; http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).
See title for photo information.
The Gamchen volcanic massif, consisting of one Holocene and three late-Pleistocene cones, is seen from the SE. The reddish Holocene cone in the foreground, capped by a 500-m-wide, 200-m-deep crater, is named Barany (or Baranii, meaning "Sheep's"). Stratigraphic evidence indicates that it grew in several spurts of activity 3600-3000 years ago. Yuzhny Gamchen (center) forms the high point of the Gamchen massif. Kizimen volcano is seen on the distant horizon left of Gamchen's summit.

Copyrighted photo by Philippe Bourseiller (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: USSR
Publisher: DMA
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1987
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of USSR

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

Title: Zhupanovo (in Russian)
Publisher: Soviet Army ?
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Zhupanovo (in Russian)

Title: Zhupanovo
Country: USSR
Year: 1962
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Zhupanovo

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

Title: Bogachovka
Country: USSR
Year: 1953
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Bogachovka

Title: M. Kamenisti
Country: USSR
Year: 1953
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of M. Kamenisti
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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