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 Heritage List.

Source of Information:
NASA SP-486 (Short, Nicholas M.; Robert W. Blair Jr.; eds. 1986, Geomorphology from Space: A Global Overview of Regional Landforms)

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