Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09168
The NW slopes of Chikurachki, the highest volcano on Paramushir Island, rises above the Sea of Okhotsk. Oxidized scoria covering the upper part of the cone result in the distinctive red color. The Tatarinov group of six volcanic centers is located immediately to the south of Chikurachki, forming the ridge to the right. In contrast to the frequently active Chikurachki, the Tatarinov volcanoes are extensively eroded and have a more complex structure.
Photo by Yoshihiro Ishizuka, 2000 (Hokkaido University).