Nylgimelkin

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  • 57.97°N
  • 160.65°E

  • 1764 m
    5786 ft

  • 300650
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The Icelandic-type basaltic shield volcano Nylgimelkin (also known as Atlasov) and the topographically higher but smaller shield of Novagrablenova are dwarfed by their neighbor, the glacier-clad Pleistocene Khuvkhoitun volcano, the highest Quaternary volcano of the northern Sredinny Range. The two youthful shield volcanoes were constructed on the west and NW flanks of Khuvkhoitun. Lava flows from Nylgimelkin and Novagrablenova extend primarily to the west. Cinder cones and a lava flow were erupted along a fissure at Nylgimelkin about 5500 years ago.

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
3550 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

Atlasov | Atlasova

Cones

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Novagrablenova Shield volcano 2000 m 57° 55' 0" N 160° 34' 0" E
The small basaltic shield volcano Nylgimelkin (left) is capped by a pyroclastic cone. Nylgimelkin (also known as Atlasov) is dwarfed by its neighbor, the glacier-clad Pleistocene Khuvkhoitun volcano, whose slopes are visible in the background. Khuvkhoitun is the highest Quaternary volcano of the northern Sredinny Range. Lava flows from Nylgimelkin were erupted along a fissure on the NW slopes of Khuvkhoitun about 5500 years ago.

Copyrighted photo by Maria Pevzner, 2005 (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow).

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.

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)
Pyroclastic cone(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

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Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Population

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Nylgimelkin 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.
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