Udina Volcano | John Seach


Kamchatka, Russia

55.755 N, 160.527 E
summit elevation 2923 m

Udina Volcano is located in central Kamchatka. It consists of two stratovolcanoes located 5 km apart. Bolshaya Udina is the westernmost volcano (2923 m), and Malaya Udina (1945 m).

Seismic unrest 2017-2019
Udina volcano has been dormant for several thousand years, but may be awaking after sings on seismic unrest between 2017 and 2019.  Long-period earthquakes were detected, which are commonly caused by the movement of viscous magma and resonance phenomena in magma conduits.

Further reading
Kugaenko, Yu A., et al. "An Awakening Magmatic System beneath the Udina Volcanic Complex (Kamchatka): Evidence from Seismic Unrest of 20172019." Russian Geology and Geophysics 62.2 (2021): 223-238.

Senyukov, S. L., et al. "A Joint Study of Seismicity and SAR Interferometry Observations for Assessing the Possibility of an Eruption of the Dormant Bolshaya Udina Volcano." Journal of Volcanology and Seismology 14.5 (2020): 305-317.

Koulakov, Ivan, et al. "Unrest of the Udina volcano in Kamchatka inferred from the analysis of seismicity and seismic tomography." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 379 (2019): 45-59.

Udina Volcano Eruptions

Eruptions several thousands years ago.