Koshelev Volcano | John Seach


Kamchatka, Russia

51.35 N, 156.75 E
summit elevation 1812 m

Koshelev volcano is located SW of Pauzhetka volcano-tectonic depression in southern Kamchatka. The saddle between Koshelev and Kambalny volcanoes hosts numerous small lakes, and has tundra and meadow vegetation.

The relative height of the volcano is 1500 m and it has a volume of 3 cubic km. Seasonal snow covers canyons up to 15 m deep, and this will provide a lahar hazard if future eruptions occur in winter.

1690 Eruption
An eruption of Koshelev volcano in approximately 1690 produced a 150 x 300 m wide blast crater on the southeastern slope.

Koshelev Volcano Eruptions

1690 ± 10, 1350 BC?, 4050 BC?, 4550 BC?