Titila

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  • 57.4°N
  • 160.1°E

  • 1559 m
    5114 ft

  • 300560
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Titila is the youngest known small Icelandic-type shield volcano in the Sredinny Range. The basaltic shield volcano overlooks the NW shore of Lake Glubokoye, west of the crest of the central Sredinny Range. Lava flows radiate from two E-W-trending summit craters of Titila, and cinder cones are prominent on its southern flank. Titila overlaps with another small shield volcano, Rassoshina, located immediately to the west. A young lava flow traveled to the north from a vent on the NE flank of Rassoshina. The latest known eruption from Titila took place about 2500 years ago.

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0550 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.


Cones

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Rassoshina Shield volcano 1210 m 57° 25' 0" N 159° 59' 0" E
The light-colored, smooth-textured volcano near the right-center margin of this NASA Space Shuttle Mission image is Titila. This small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type basaltic to basaltic-andesite shield volcano lies east of the eroded Pleistocene Shlen volcano (far left). Lava flows radiate from two E-W-trending summit craters of Titila, and cinder cones are prominent on its southern flank.

NASA Shuttle Mission Imagery STS-99, JSC2000-E-02629
The volcano near the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) overlooking the NW shore of Lake Glubokoye ("Deep Lake") is Titila. This small late-Quaternary Icelandic-type basaltic to basaltic-andesite shield volcano lies west of the crest of the central Sredinny Range. Lava flows radiate from two E-W-trending summit craters of Titila, and cinder cones were constructed on its southern flank.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
Titila shield volcano is viewed from the south. Titila started to form in the late Pleistocene. The volcano was active about 10,000-8000 and 3000-2500 years ago. A flank vent (forming the summit to the right of Titila) was formed in the early Holocene. Its lava flows dammed a river to form Glubokoe ("Deep") Lake (at the far right).

Copyrighted photo by Maxim Portnyagin (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.

Dirksen O V, Bazanova L I, Pletchov P Y, Portnyagin M V, Bychkov K A, 2004. Volcanic activity at Sedankinsky Dol lava field, Sredinny Ridge during the Holocene (Kamchatka, Russia). IV Internatl Biennial Workshop on Subduction Processes, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, August 21-27, 2004, Abs.

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.

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).

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.

Volcano Types

Shield(s)

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Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

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Basalt / Picro-Basalt

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Titila 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).
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