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Report on Kambalny (Russia) — 3 May-9 May 2017


Smithsonian Institution / US Geological Survey
Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 3 May-9 May 2017
Managing Editor: Sally Sennert.

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 2017. Report on Kambalny (Russia) (Sennert, S, ed.). Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 3 May-9 May 2017. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

Weekly Report (3 May-9 May 2017)



51.306°N, 156.875°E; summit elev. 2116 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)

On 5 May KVERT reported that conditions at Kambalny were quiet the previous week. The Aviation Color Code was lowered to Yellow.

Geological Summary. The southernmost major stratovolcano on the Kamchatka peninsula, Kambalny has a summit crater that is breached to the SE. Five Holocene cinder cones on the W and SE flanks have produced fresh-looking lava flows. Beginning about 6,300 radiocarbon years ago, a series of major collapses of the edifice produced at least three debris-avalanche deposits. The last major eruption took place about 600 years ago, although younger tephra layers have been found, and an eruption was reported in 1767. Active fumarolic areas are found on the flanks of the volcano, which is located south of the massive Pauzhetka volcano-tectonic depression.

Source: Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT)