Bolshoi Payalpan

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  • 55.88°N
  • 157.78°E

  • 1906 m
    6252 ft

  • 300300
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bolshoi Payalpan.

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The late-Quaternary Icelandic-type shield volcano Bolshoi Payalpan is located north of massive Ichinsky volcano in the southern Sredinny Range. Bolshoi Payalpan (Big Payalpan) volcano is of dominantly basaltic andesite to andesitic composition and is overlain by a late-Pleistocene to possible Holocene age basaltic cinder cones. The Pleistocene Payalpan shield volcano is located immediately SW of Bolshoi Payalpan, and itself has several lava flows of possible Holocene age that descend its NW and SE flanks. Early geologic studies in the Sredinny Range (Ogorodov et al., 1972) identified numerous Holocene eruptive centers based primarily on morphological criteria. However, later work has suggested that Sredinny Range volcanoes are less mantled by Holocene tephras than eastern Kamchatka volcanoes and therefore appear more youthful, so that Holocene eruptions are uncertain for many of these Sredinny Range eruptive vents.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Bolshoi Payalpan. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Bolshoi Payalpan page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.



Synonyms
Bolshoy Payalpan


Cones
Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Payalpan Shield volcano 1788 m 55° 51' 0" N 157° 42' 0" E

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Bolshoi Payalpan.

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Erlich E N, 1985. . (pers. comm.).

Erlich E N, Gorshkov G S (eds), 1979. Quaternary volcanism and tectonics in Kamchatka. Bull Volc, 42:1-4.

Ivanov A V, Perepelov A B, Puzankov M Y, Yasnygina T A, Malykh, Y M, Rasskazov S V, 2004. Rift- and arc-type basaltic volcanism of the Sredinny Ridge, Kamchatka: case study of the Payalpan volcano-tectonic structure. In: Kahnchuk A I et al. (eds), {Metallogeny of the Pacific Northwest: Tectonics, Magmatism and Metallogeny of Active Continental Margins. Vladavostok: Dalnauka, p 345-349.

Ogorodov N V, Kozhemyaka N N, Vazheevskaya A A, Ogorodov A S, 1972. Volcanoes and the Quaternary Volcanism of the Sredinny Ridge in Kamchatka. Moscow: Nauka Pub, 190 p (in Russian).

Ponomareva V V, 2001. . (pers. comm.).

Volcano Types

Shield(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Population

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2,653

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Bolshoi Payalpan Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.