Shisheika

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  • 57.15°N
  • 161.08°E

  • 379 m
    1243 ft

  • 300511
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The andesitic Shisheika lava dome lies far to the west of the crest of the Sredinny Range, near the mouth of the Shishei River. The dome and associated lava flows were erupted about 4200 years ago during one of several Holocene eruptions on the lower flanks of the Sredinny Range.

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
2240 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

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
Shishejka
The andesitic Shisheika lava dome, seen here from the west, lies far to the west of the crest of the Sredinny Range, near the mouth of the Shishei River. The eruption occurred ~4000 years ago. It started as a minor explosive eruption that dispersed tephra to ~20 km from the source. The flanks of the whole edifice are host rocks uplifted due to lava intrusion.

Copyrighted photo by Maria Pevzner (Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes; http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).

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.

Babansky A D, Pevzner M M, Volynets A O, 2006. Petrology, geochemistry and geodynamics of Holocene volcanism in the Elovka River basin (North Kamchatka). All Russian Symposium "Volcanism and Geodynamics" September, 2006, Ulan-Ude, Russia, abs .

Pevzner M M, 2006. Holocene volcanism of Northern Kamchtaka: the spatiotemporal aspect. Trans (Doklady) USSR Acad Sci Earth Sci, 409: 648-651.

Ponomareva V, Melekestsev I, Braitseva O, Churikova T, Pevzner M, Sulerzhitsky L, 2007b. Late Pleistocene-Holocene volcanism on the Kamchatka Peninsula, northwest Pacific region. In: Eichelberger J, Gordeev E, Izbekov P, Kasahara M, Lees J (eds), Volcanism and Subduction: the Kamchatka Region, {Amer Geophys Union, Geophys Monogr}, 172: 165-198.

Volcano Types

Lava dome

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

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Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Dacite

Population

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Shisheika 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.