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Rasshua

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  • Russia
  • Kuril Islands
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1957 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 47.77°N
  • 153.02°E

  • 956 m
    3136 ft

  • 290220
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number
Most Recent Weekly Report: 6 February-12 February 2013 Citation IconCite this Report

SVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Rasshua was detected in satellite images on 6 February.

Source: Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT)


Most Recent Bulletin Report: March 1989 (SEAN 14:03) Citation IconCite this Report

Fumarolic areas in the crater

Four groups of fumaroles were observed in a crater, breached to the SE, during a 14 January overflight.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Weekly Reports - Index


2013: February


6 February-12 February 2013 Citation IconCite this Report

SVERT reported that a thermal anomaly over Rasshua was detected in satellite images on 6 February.

Source: Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT)


Bulletin Reports - Index

Reports are organized chronologically and indexed below by Month/Year (Publication Volume:Number), and include a one-line summary. Click on the index link or scroll down to read the reports.

03/1989 (SEAN 14:03) Fumarolic areas in the crater




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


March 1989 (SEAN 14:03) Citation IconCite this Report

Fumarolic areas in the crater

Four groups of fumaroles were observed in a crater, breached to the SE, during a 14 January overflight.

Information Contacts: G. Steinberg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1957 Oct 16 ± 15 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1846 Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Eastern cone ?
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Rasshua.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Rasshua.

Photo Gallery

Clouds surround the elongated 6 x 13 km island of Rasshua in the central Kurils in this Space Shuttle image (with north to the lower left). The island contains overlapping central cones within a 6-km-wide caldera that cuts the northern and southern parts of the island and whose eastern margin is beyond the shoreline. The unvegetated central cone complex (left-center) is capped by two Holocene cones. The westernmost forms the 956 m high point of the island, and the easternmost has been active during historical time.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS005-E-6023, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Kuril'skiye Ostrova
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Kuril'skiye Ostrova
Title: USSR (Kamchatka S & Kuriles)
Publisher: DMA
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1988
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of USSR (Kamchatka S & Kuriles)
Title: Kuril'skye Ostrova
Publisher: DMA
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1988
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Kuril'skye Ostrova
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Shimushiro-To
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Shimushiro-To
Title: Ketoi
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ketoi
Title: Matsuwa
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Matsuwa
Title: Onnekotan-To
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Onnekotan-To
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Rasshua in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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