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Report on Etorofu-Yakeyama [Grozny Group] (Japan - administered by Russia) — 13 February-19 February 2013

Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 13 February-19 February 2013
Managing Editor: Sally Kuhn Sennert

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 2013. Report on Etorofu-Yakeyama [Grozny Group] (Japan - administered by Russia). In: Sennert, S K (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 13 February-19 February 2013. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

Volcano Profile |  Weekly Report (13 February-19 February 2013)


Etorofu-Yakeyama [Grozny Group]

Japan - administered by Russia

45.012°N, 147.871°E; summit elev. 1158 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


Based on visual observations, SVERT reported that on 16 February an ash-and-gas plume from Grozny Group rose 3 km a.s.l. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Yellow.

Geologic Background. The Etorofu-Yakeyama (Ivan Grozny) complex is located in the center of Iturup Island. It has a 3-3.5 km diameter caldera open to the south, where a large extrusive andesitic dome was emplaced. Several other lava domes of Holocene age were constructed to the NE; extrusion of these domes has constricted a former lake in the northern side of the caldera to an extremely sinuous shoreline. Historical eruptions, the first of which took place in 1968, have been from the central Yakeyama (Grozny) dome.

Source: Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT)