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Ichinsky

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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1740 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 55.678°N
  • 157.718°E

  • 3596 m
    11798 ft

  • 300280
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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 14 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1740 Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations SSW flank
1300 ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
0800 ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
0550 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
0050 ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
0600 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
1200 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
1950 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
2850 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
5400 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 5 Tephrochronology SW flank
5650 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
5850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
6150 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
6950 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Ichinsky.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Ichinsky.

Photo Gallery

Ichinsky is the highest peak in Kamchatka's Sredinny Range, which extends along the western side of the peninsula. The 3621-m-high summit cone of the massive stratovolcano, seen here from the south, was constructed within a 3 x 5 km-wide glacier-covered caldera. A dozen late-Pleistocene to Holocene dacitic and rhyodacitic lava domes circle the peak below the caldera rim, at elevations of 1800-3000 m. Fumarolic activity occurs within the caldera and on the lower northern flank.

Photo by Oleg Volynets, 1977 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
The setting sun gilds the SW flank of Ichinsky, the most prominent volcano of the Sredinny Range. Two glacier-covered lava domes form the summit of the volcano. The massive stratovolcano is one of the largest volume volcanoes in Kamchatka. No historical eruptions are known from Ichinsky, but Holocene eruptions have produced dactic-to-rhyodacitic lava domes and voluminous basaltic-to-andesitic lava flows from flank vents.

Photo by Oleg Volynets, 1977 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
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: Palana (in Russian)
Publisher: P O Dalazyerogeodezya (publishing co.)
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1990
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Palana (in Russian)
Title: RFSFR, USSR (Kamchatka Peninsula N)
Publisher: DMA
Country: USSR
Year: 1987
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of RFSFR, USSR (Kamchatka Peninsula N)
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
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Milkovo
Country: USSR
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Milkovo
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: Voyampolka
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: USSR
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Voyampolka
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, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 116556-11 Obsidian -- --
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