Shisheika

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  • 57.15°N
  • 161.08°E

  • 379 m
    1243 ft

  • 300511
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption

Elevation

Latitude
Longitude
300511

2240 BCE

379 m / 1243 ft

57.15°N
161.08°E

Volcano Types

Lava dome

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Dacite

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
0
8
363
7,530

Geological Summary

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.

References

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

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, 2007. 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.

Eruptive History


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

Photo Gallery


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).

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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Affiliated Sites

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).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.