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Kikhpinych

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  • Russia
  • Eastern Kamchatka Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1550 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 54.489°N
  • 160.251°E

  • 1515 m
    4970 ft

  • 300180
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Kikhpinych.

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

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 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1550 (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode East flank of Savich (Krab cone)
1550 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 1 Events for Episode 1 at East flank of Savich (Krab cone)

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

1350 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 4

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Savich cone and north flank
1350 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Savich cone and north flank

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Tephra
1350
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0900 ± 50 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3 (?)

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Savich cone
0900 ± 50 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Savich cone

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
0900 ± 50 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0830 ± 25 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Savich cone
0830 ± 25 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Savich cone

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

0650 (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Savich cone
0650 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Savich cone

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

0550 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode East side of Zapadny, Savich cone
0550 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at East side of Zapadny, Savich cone

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Crater Parasitic.
   - - - -    - - - - Lahar or Mudflow
0550
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

2780 BCE ± 25 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 4

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Zapadny
2780 BCE ± 25 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Zapadny

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
2780 BCE ± 25 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

2850 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Zapadny
2850 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Zapadny

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
2850 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
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.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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.

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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