Volcanological Station of Kamchatka


A BRIEF report by V. I. Vlodavetz on the activity of the volcanological station of Kamchatka (Bull. Acad. Soi. URSS., Sér. Géol., No. 1, 40; 1945) provides some interesting information regarding this little-known volcanic region. About 40 per cent of the total surface of Kamchatka is occupied by Quaternary and Recent lavas and tuffs, and at the present time the total number of known volcanoes is 129, of which twenty are either active or dormant. There are also sixty-eight groups of thermal springs and seventeen large geysers. The volcanoes are arranged along two belts, one extending 700 km. along the eastern margin of the peninsula, the other along the middle ridge. The most prominent active volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka, which during the last two hundred and forty years has erupted fifty times.

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TOMKEIEFF, S. Volcanological Station of Kamchatka. Nature 156, 640–641 (1945). https://doi.org/10.1038/156640a0

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