Volcanoes of the Kamchatka Region
Volcanoes of Kamchatka
The Kamchatka Peninsula is one of the most active volcanic regions along
the Pacific Ring of Fire. Over a hundred volcanoes stretch across this land
mass, a dozen or more of which have currently active vents. A majority of
the volcanoes are composite stratocones, and the youngest
are located along the eastern half of the peninsula.
Kliuchevskoi, one of the most active and renown volcanoes in the world,
dominates Kamchatka's main cluster of volcanoes: the Kliuchi Group.
Two major volcanic ranges lie in a north, north-eastern line, the older,
less active range occupies the central and western half of Kamchatka. The
younger, more active belt begins at the southern-most point of the
peninsula and continues upward along the Pacific coastline. Kamchatka's
immense volcanoes, calderas, lava flows and ash deposits are testament to
this region's volcanic nature.
This "Volcanoes of Kamchatka" portion of Volcano World has been
selected by the Russian Government to be listed within the United Nation's World
Source of Information:
NASA SP-486 (Short, Nicholas M.; Robert W. Blair Jr.; eds. 1986,
Geomorphology from Space: A Global Overview of Regional Landforms)
Bezymianny Bolshoi Semiachik
Maly Semyachik Mashkovtsev