Plosky Volcano | John Seach


Kamchatka, Russia

55.20 N, 158.47 E
summit elevation 1236 m
Shield volcano

Note: another volcano exists in Kamchatka with the same name.

Plosky volcano is located in central Kamchatka, south of the Bolshaya Kimitina River. Plosky volcanic massif is a large, complex edifice which located in the NW sector of the Kliuchevskoi volcanic group, close to the Kamchatka–Aleutian Arc junction.

Plosky consists of a 90 × 50 km2 late Pleistocene shield volcano, and two superimposed late Pleistocene stratovolcanoes: Ushkovsky (elev. 3,943 m) and Krestovsky (elev. 4,108 m).

Further reading
Ponomareva, Vera, et al. "Early Holocene M~ 6 explosive eruption from Plosky volcanic massif (Kamchatka) and its tephra as a link between terrestrial and marine paleoenvironmental records." International Journal of Earth Sciences 102.6 (2013): 1673-1699.

Plosky Volcano Eruptions

Large VEI 6 eruption in the past 10,000 years.