Logo link to homepage

Kamen

Photo of this volcano
  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 56.02°N
  • 160.593°E

  • 4585 m
    15043 ft

  • 300251
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kamen.

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

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Kamen.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Kamen. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Kamen page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kamen.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kamen.

Photo Gallery

This photo looks north along the cluster of large edifices forming the Klyuchevskaya volcano group. Udina (foreground) and Zimina (middle right) are Holocene cones. Kamen (top center) and Klyuchevskoy (top right) are the far-background. Ushkovsky volcano (top left) lies at the NW end of the volcanic group. Bezymianny is hidden below clouds beside Kamen.

Photo by Oleg Volynets (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Four volcanoes of the Klyuchevskaya volcano group are visible in this north-looking view. A gas plume emanates from the summit of Bezymianny in the foreground, which is dwarfed by Kamen behind it. Klyuchevskoy is to the upper right, and Ushkovsky is on the left horizon. Krestovsky forms the rounded summit and the glacier-covered Ushkovsky caldera is visible to the far-left.

Photo by Oleg Volynets (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
A weak plume rises from the summit lava dome of Bezymianny in September 1990. This view from the south shows Kamen to the right; to the left are the snow-mantled slopes of the outer flanks of the pre-1956 Bezymianny edifice. Collapse of the summit during a catastrophic eruption that year produced a large horseshoe-shaped crater that has subsequently been largely filled by growth of the lava dome.

Photo by Dan Miller, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.
Kamen, seen here from the NE, is a steep-sided stratovolcano of largely Pleistocene age that rises immediately to the north of frequently active Bezymianny volcano (left). The summit of Kamen collapsed about 1,200 years ago, producing a massive debris avalanche to the east, and leaving the steep escarpment that forms the east face of the edifice.

Photo by E.Y. Zhdanova (courtesy of Oleg Volynets, Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Rugged Kamen towers above a volcanological field station on the flank of Bezymianny. The ridge in the center of the photo is the southern rim of a scarp created by a massive volcanic landslide about 1,200 years ago. Collapse of the summit created a massive debris avalanche that reached more than 30 km to the east. The sheer landslide headwall reaches 3 km above its base.

Photo by Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Lava extrudes from a vent on the SE flank of Klyuchevskoy volcano in 1988 with Kamen volcano in the background. Long-term activity at Klyuchevskoy has produced both explosive eruptions and lava effusion, taking place from vents at the summit and on the flanks. The steep eastern flank of Kamen resulted from collapse of the summit about 1,200 years ago, resulting in a massive debris avalanche that traveled approximately 30 km.

Photo courtesy of Anatolii Khrenov, 1988 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
An ash plume erupts from the summit of Klyuchevskoy on 16 February 1987. Long-term activity includes both explosive and effusive activity from summit and flank vents. This view from the south shows Bezymianny producing a small plume at the lower left, Kamen at the left center, and the broader Ushkovsky on the left horizon.

Photo by Alexander Belousov, 1987 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Clouds drape the margins of the glacier-covered summit caldera of Ushkovsky (Plosky) volcano in the foreground. Two of the highest volcanoes in Kamchatka, Klyuchevskoy (left) and Kamen (right) rise above the layer of clouds to the SE. A small ash plume drifts above the summit of Klyuchevskoy, one of Kamchatka's most active volcanoes.

Photo by Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Two of Kamchatka's highest volcanoes rise above the clouds. Their differing morphologies reflect contrasting geologic histories. Construction of extensively eroded Kamen volcano (left) took place during the Pleistocene. It has been relatively inactive since. Its eastern (right) side was removed by a massive landslide about 1,200 years ago, leaving the steep escarpment. Symmetrical Klyuchevskoy, in contrast, is one of Kamchatka's youngest and most active volcanoes.

Photo by Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Kamen (left), Klyuchevskoy (right), and the broad snow-capped Ushkovsky behind them to the west, form the northern end of the Klyuchevskaya volcano group. Ushkovsky consists of the flat-topped Ushkovsky volcano on the left, which is capped by an ice-filled 4.5 x 5.5 km caldera, and the adjacent slightly higher Krestovsky peak on the right.

Photo by Phil Kyle, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1996 (courtesy of Vera Ponomareva, IUGG, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Kamen lies at the center of a N-S-trending chain of volcanoes, flanked by Bezymianny (left) and Klyuchevskoy. Kamen formed during the late Pleistocene and activity continued into the Holocene. A major flank collapse about 1,200-1,300 years ago removed much of the eastern side of the volcano, leaving the steep escarpment seen in this view.

Photo by Vera Ponomareva, 1975 (Institute of Volcanic Geology and Geochemistry, Petropavlovsk).
See title for photo information.
Kamen towers above the Karpinski scoria cone (left) on the ESE flank of Klyuchevskoy volcano with lahar deposits from Klyuchevskoy in the foreground. The eastern side of Kamen was removed by a massive volcanic landslide about 1,200 years ago.

Photo by Vera Ponomareva, 1975 (Institute of Volcanic Geology and 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: Palana (in Russian)
Publisher: P O Dalazyerogeodezya (publishing co.)
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1990
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Palana (in Russian)

Title: Klyuchi (in Russian)
Publisher: Soviet Army ?
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1987
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Klyuchi (in Russian)

Title: RFSFR, USSR (Kamchatka Peninsula N)
Publisher: DMA
Country: USSR
Year: 1987
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of RFSFR, USSR (Kamchatka Peninsula N)

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: Kluichi
Country: USSR
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Kluichi

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
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: Vulk. Tolbachinski
Country: USSR
Year: 1953
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Vulk. Tolbachinski

Title: Kliuchi
Country: USSR
Year: 1953
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Kliuchi

Title: Voyampolka
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: USSR
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Voyampolka
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

External Sites