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Bliznetsy

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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Lava cone
  • 1060 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 57.35°N
  • 161.37°E

  • 265 m
    869 ft

  • 300552
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  • Summit
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Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1060 BCE ± 40 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Bliznetsy.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Bliznetsy.

Photo Gallery

The grayish area to the left of the clouds near the center of the NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) is the Bliznetsy ("Twins") lava flows. These flows were erupted about 3000 years ago in a low-lying area east of the Sredinny Range and south of the Ozernaya River, which is visible cutting diagonally across the upper right part of the image. The unusual location of this recently studied young volcanic vent lies north of the margin of the subducting Pacific Plate.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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Two closely spaced vents visible near the center of this photo produced the Bliznetsy ("Twins") lava flows. Prominent flow levees are visible on the flows, which were dated at about 3000 years ago. Emplacement of the ca. 0.15 cu km lava field was preceded by weak phreatomagmatic eruptions.

Photo courtesy of Maria Pevzner (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow).
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The rough-textured northwestern lava flow of the Bliznetsy group (The "Twins") advanced over flat-lying terrain. The flow was erupted about 3000 years ago.

Copyrighted photo by Maria Pevzner (Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes; http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).
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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: Klyuchi (in Russian)
Publisher: Soviet Army ?
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1987
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Klyuchi (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: Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map
Country: USSR
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map

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 Bliznetsy in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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