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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1550 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 54.489°N
  • 160.251°E

  • 1506 m
    4941 ft

  • 300180
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kikhpinych.

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

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 8 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1550 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology East flank of Savich (Krab cone)
1350 (?) Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone and north flank
0900 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone
0830 ± 25 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Savich cone
0650 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Savich cone
0550 (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) East side of Zapadny, Savich cone
2780 BCE ± 25 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected) Zapadny
2850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Zapadny
Deformation History

There is data available for 1 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.

Deformation during 2000 - 2003 [direction unknown; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2000 Stop Date: 2003 Direction: Unknown Method: InSAR
Magnitude: Unknown Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: Inflation at Uzon, extends beneath Kikhpinych

Reference List: Lundgren and Lu, 2006.

Full References:

Lundgren P, Lu Z, 2006. Inflation model of Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, constrained by satellite radar interferometry observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L06301. https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL025181

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kikhpinych.

Photo Gallery

Kikhpinych, the youngest stratovolcano of the eastern volcanic zone of Kamchatka, contains three summits constructed along a roughly E-W line NE of Uzon caldera. The central cone, Zapedny (largely in shadow at the center of the photo), and Savich cone (left center) are the youngest centers. Numerous young lava flows mantle the flanks of 1552-m-high Savich cone, seen here from the NE. Savich was last active about 400 years ago, when the Krab lava dome was formed on its eastern flank.

Photo by Oleg Volynets (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Three Holocene cones of Kikhpinych volcano are seen in this view from the west with the Pacific Ocean in the background. Savich, the conical peak on the center horizon, is the youngest and formed beginning about 1400 radiocarbon years ago. The more rounded, unvegetated peak in front of it is Zapedny ("Western") cone and formed beginning about 4800 years ago. Duga cinder cone in the foreground erupted about 3200 years ago and produced lava flows up to 10 km long.

Copyrighted photo by Vera Ponomareva (Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes; http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).
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)
Publisher: DMA
Country: USSR
Year: 1987
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of USSR (Kamchatka S)

Title: USSR
Publisher: DMA
Country: Kuril-I
Year: 1987
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of USSR

Title: Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map
Country: USSR
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map

Title: Zhupanovo (in Russian)
Publisher: Soviet Army ?
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Zhupanovo (in Russian)

Title: Zhupanovo
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1972
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Zhupanovo

Title: Zhupanovo
Country: USSR
Year: 1962
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Zhupanovo

Title: Petropavlosk-Kamchatskiy
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: USSR
Year: 1959
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Petropavlosk-Kamchatskiy

Title: Povorotni
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1953
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Povorotni
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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