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Zimina

Latitude (dd): 
55.86
Longitude (dd): 
160.60
Elevation (m): 
3081
Country: 
Russia
State (Province, etc): 
Kamchatka
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 

Zimina is a large stratovolcano. It has a volume of 50 cubic km. The volcano has two ice covered summits. These summits are named Bolshaya Zimina and Malaya Zimina. They are both stratovolcanoes. Zhelty glacier runs down the north side of Zimina from the western summit. The eastern slope of the volcano holds many parasitic craters. The most recent of these craters is known as Povorotnaya Sopochka. Lavas of Zimina are composed of basalt and dacite. Zimina has experienced no eruptions in historic times.

 

 


Sources of Information:

Krijanovsky, N., "Volcanoes of Kamchatka," GSAB, v. 45, pp. 529-550, June 30, 1934.

Marhinin, E.K. and Stratula, D.S., "Relationship Between Chemical Composition of Volcanic Rocks and Depth of the Seismofocal Layer as Shown by the Kliuchevskaya Volcanic Group (Kamchatka) and the Kurile-Kamchatka Island Arc," Bulletin of Volcanology, Tome XXXVII-2, pp. 175-182, 1973.