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Koshelev

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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1690 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 51.356°N
  • 156.753°E

  • 1822 m
    5978 ft

  • 300020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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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 5 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1741 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1690 ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations SE flank
1350 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Northern flank
4050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology NW flank (Gorely)
4550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Eastern cone
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).
See title for photo information.
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).
See title for photo information.
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).
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: 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: Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map
Country: USSR
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map

Title: O. Paramushir
Country: USSR
Year: 1965
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of O. Paramushir

Title: Severo-Kurilsk
Country: USSR
Year: 1965
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Severo-Kurilsk

Title: Paramushir, Atlasova, & Shumshu Ostrova
Publisher: General Staff of the Soviet Army
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1954
Series: M-56-XXIV
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Paramushir, Atlasova, & Shumshu Ostrova

Title: Paramushiru
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Paramushiru

Title: Shimushu
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Japan
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Shimushu

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

Title: Shimushu-To
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Shimushu-To
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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