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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02507

Sheveluch towers above the Kamchatka River and is one of the largest volume volcanoes in Kamchatka. A large horseshoe-shaped crater, whose northern headwall is seen in this view, formed by collapse during the Pleistocene. Repeated edifice collapse events form a vast debris avalanche plain to the south, overlain by block-and-ash flow deposits from dome collapse events. The most recent edifice collapse occurred in 1964, and the resulting deposit forms the light-colored area below the volcano to the right. Photo by Oleg Volynets (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).

Sheveluch towers above the Kamchatka River and is one of the largest volume volcanoes in Kamchatka. A large horseshoe-shaped crater, whose northern headwall is seen in this view, formed by collapse during the Pleistocene. Repeated edifice collapse events form a vast debris avalanche plain to the south, overlain by block-and-ash flow deposits from dome collapse events. The most recent edifice collapse occurred in 1964, and the resulting deposit forms the light-colored area below the volcano to the right.

Photo by Oleg Volynets (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).

Keywords: stratovolcano | lava dome | debris avalanche deposit


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