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Koshelev

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  • Russia
  • Composite (Stratovolcano)
  • 1690 CE
  • Country
  • Landform (Volc Type)
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 51.356°N
  • 156.753°E

  • 1822 m
    5978 ft

  • 300020
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Koshelev.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Koshelev.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Koshelev.

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 4 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

[ 1741 ] Uncertain Eruption

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1741 - Unknown Evidence from Unknown

1690 ± 10 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode SE flank
1690 ± 10 years - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at SE flank

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Crater Parasitic.
1690 ± 10 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1350 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Northern flank
1350 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Northern flank

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria

4050 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode NW flank (Gorely)
4050 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at NW flank (Gorely)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria

4550 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Eastern cone
4550 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Eastern cone

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Koshelev.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Koshelev.

Photo Gallery

Kambalny (left-center) and Koshelev (far right) volcanoes rise above the Kurile Lake caldera to the SW, one of the scenic highlights of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Kambalny is the southernmost large volcano in Kamchatka. Both volcanoes have produced recent lava flows from flank vents on complex older structures. The small island in Kurile Lake caldera is the "Heart of Alaid," a rhyolitic lava dome.

Photo by Nikolai Smelov, 1980 (courtesy of Vera Ponomareva, Inst. Volcanic Geology & Geochemistry, Petropavlovsk).
Kambalny (left) and Koshelev (right) rise above the SW shore of Kurile Lake caldera at the southern tip of Kamchatka. The caldera formed in two stages, the first about 41,500 radiocarbon years ago and the second about 7,600 years ago during one of Kamchatka's largest Holocene eruptions. The small island (right-center) is the lava dome referred to as the "Heart of Alaid”. The peak on the distant horizon at right-center is Alaid in the Kuril Islands.

Photo by Nikolai Smelov, 1996 (courtesy of Vera Ponomareva, Inst. Volcanic Geology & Geochemistry, Petropavlovsk).
Koshelev (upper right) is one of the southernmost active volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, seen here SW of the Kurile Lake caldera. It contains four main cones constructed along an E-W line over a Pleistocene edifice with the central and highest peak being the youngest. An explosive eruption occurred at the end of the 17th century. Alaid, the northernmost volcano of the Kuril Islands, is the peak on the left horizon.

Photo by Nikolai Smelov, 1996 (courtesy of Vera Ponomareva, Inst. Volcanic Geology & Geochemistry, Petropavlovsk).
GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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