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Bolshoi-Kekuknaysky

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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Shield(s)
  • 5310 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 56.483°N
  • 157.917°E

  • 1401 m
    4595 ft

  • 300360
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bolshoi-Kekuknaysky.

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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 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
5310 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) N flank of Kekuknaysky (Kekuk Crater)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Bolshoi-Kekuknaysky.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Bolshoi-Kekuknaysky.

Photo Gallery

Two overlapping shield volcanoes are located NW of Uksichan volcano, west of the axis of the Sredinny Range. Bolshoi (lower left), also spelled Bolshoy, is breached by four radial valleys and is the more eroded of the two volcanoes. Kekuknaysky (right-center), also known as Leningradets volcano, contains a 6-km-wide Hawaiian-type caldera breached to the north. Young cinder cones and lava flows are particularly abundant on the NE flank of Kekuknaysky volcano, forming the broad less vegetated area outside the caldera.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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Kekuk crater on the lower northern flank of the Bolshoi-Kekuknaysky volcanic complex erupted about 7200 years ago. The 1-km-wide crater formed on the flank of a lava dome (left) which likely was erupted immediately prior to formation of the crater. Bolshoi (Bolshoy) and Kekuknaysky are two large, partially overlapping Pleistocene basaltic shield volcanoes located NW and NNW, respectively, of Uksichan volcano and are dotted with numerous youthful cinder cones on their flanks.

Copyrighted photo by Adam Kirilenko, 2003.
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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

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

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