Kambalny Volcano | John Seach


Kambalnaya sopka

Kamchatka, Russia

51.30 N, 156.87 E
summit elevation 2156 m

Kambalny volcano is located in southern Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. It consists of two cones, the western one which collapsed 6000 years ago.

Kambalny volcano contains five Holocene cinder cones on the slopes. No fumaroles have been discovered at the volcano.

Three large sector collapses at Kambalny volcano had a total volume of 5-10 cubic km, which is the largest Holocene collapse in Kamchatka.

2017 Eruption
Kambalny volcano erupted on 25th March 2017. Satellite images showed a plume reaching 26,000 ft altitude.

Further reading
Komzeleva, Viktoria, et al. "Sources of the eruption of Kambalny volcano (Southern Kamchatka) in March 2017 inferred from local earthquake tomography." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 420 (2021): 107392.

Belovezhets, N. N., et al. "The Structure of the Upper Crust beneath the Kambalny Volcano (South Kamchatka) Revealed from Ambient Noise Tomography." Doklady Earth Sciences. Vol. 501. No. 1. Pleiades Publishing, 2021.

Gordeev, E. I., et al. "First Historical Eruption of Kambalny Volcano." Doklady Earth Sciences. Vol. 482. No. 2. Pleiades Publishing, 2018.

Kambalny Volcano Eruptions

2017, ~1400, ~4000 BC