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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1923 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 51.577°N
  • 157.328°E

  • 1926 m
    6319 ft

  • 300040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • 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 6 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1972 Mar 16 ± 15 days ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 1  
1923 Feb 11 1923 Apr Confirmed 3 Historical Observations
[ 1823 ± 5 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
3050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
6050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
7050 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed 5 Tephrochronology
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Zheltovsky.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Zheltovsky.

Photo Gallery

Zheltovsky volcano, seen here from Diky Greben volcano to its SW, was constructed during the last 8000 years within a 4 x 5 km caldera truncating an earlier Pleistocene edifice. A late-Holocene explosive eruption formed a 1.6-km-wide summit crater that was largely filled by four lava domes, the latest of which forms the present 1953-m-high summit. Only a few eruptions are known in historical time. The largest, in 1923, produced explosive activity and a lava flow down the SE flank that partially flowed into the summit crater.

Photo by Oleg Volynets (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
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The maar crater in the foreground was created during an eruption in 1901 on the NE flank of Ilyinsky volcano. Light-colored tephra deposits from the maar-forming eruption cap the rim of the crater and blanket the flanks of the volcano. At the end of the eruption, lava was extruded on the floor of the 200-m deep, 1-km-wide crater. Snow-streaked Zheltovsky, another historically active stratovolcano, rises to the NE.

Photo by Philip Kyle, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1996 (courtesy of Vera Ponomareva, IVGG, Petropavlovsk).
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Zheltovsky stratovolcano rises across a broad valley NE of Ilyinsky volcano. The flat shelf on the right flank of Zheltovsky is the eastern rim of a 4 x 5 km, largely buried Pleistocene caldera. The dark mass seen halfway down the left horizon is a lava dome constructed over the western rim of the caldera. The western rim of a smaller, late-Holocene caldera forms the break in slope on the left side just below the summit lava-dome complex. The crater in the foreground is a NE-flank maar of Ilyinsky that formed in 1901.

Photo by Nikolai Smelov, 1996 (courtesy of Vera Ponomareva, Institute of Volcanic Geology and Geochemistry, Petropavlovsk).
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The circular caldera at the center of this Space Shuttle image with north to the upper right is Pizrak caldera. The dark-colored cone within the caldera is Kell, a small Holocene stratovolcano. This remote volcanic complex in southern Kamchatka consists of three partially nested 3-5 km wide calderas containing lava domes and small stratovolcanoes, of which 900-m-high Kell volcano is the highest. The large stratovolcano at the lower left, immediately south of Kell, is historically active Zheltovsky volcano.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS004-E-11700, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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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: Severo-Kurilsk
Country: USSR
Year: 1965
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Severo-Kurilsk

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

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 Zheltovsky in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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