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  • 137.5°E

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  • 302010
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Geological Background

A vast area of basaltic volcanism is located in the Sikhote-Alin region of SE Russia near the Sea of Japan, NE of Vladivostok. Flat-lying basalts and basaltic-andesites of continental fissure eruptions dominated, producing a several thousand sq km area of both tholeiitic and alkaline lava flows; the location listed here is approximate. Basaltic lava fields are present at the Sovgavan Plateau, the Nelma Plateau (also known as the Samarga Plateau) and the Bikin Plateau. Tholeiitic basalts dominate along coastal fields near the Japan Sea, and alkaline fields are found further inland. Whitford-Stark (1987) summarized earlier work noting Pliocene-to-Recent activity (referring to the area as Southern Sikhote-Alin). Shilov (1997a) indicated that activity dates back to the Miocene and that the youngest Cenozoic volcanics in East Sikhote-Alin, those of the Vanino Complex, have been dated as late-Pleistocene, however Shilov (1997b) indicated that activity in East Sikhote-Alin continued into the Holocene.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Sikhote-Alin. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Sikhote-Alin page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.


Southern Sikhote-Alin | East Sikhote-Alin


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Bikin Plateau Volcanic Field Fissure vent
Nelma Plateau Volcanic Field
    Samarga Plateau
Fissure vent
Sovgavan Plateau Volcanic Field Fissure vent

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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.

Shilov V N, 1997a. Comparison of Neogene-Quaternary volcanism on Sakhalin and in the East Sikhote Alin: 2. Late Cenozoic volcanism in the East Sikhote Alin. Volc Seism, 18: 517-528 (English translation).

Shilov V N, 1997b. Comparison of Neogene-Quaternary volcanism in Sakhalin and the East Sikhote Alin: 3. A comparative study of the rock chemistries. Volc Seism, 18: 667-672 (English translation).

Whitford-Stark J L, 1987. A survey of Cenozoic volcanism on mainland Asia. Geol Soc Amer Spec Pap, 213: 1-74.

Volcano Types

Volcanic field

Tectonic Setting

Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Basalt / Picro-Basalt
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite


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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Sikhote-Alin 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.