Ushkovsky Volcano | John Seach


Kamchatka, Russia

56.105 N, 160.470 E
summit elevation 3943 m
Compound volcano

Ushkovsky Volcano is located in central Kamchatka. The summit region contains an ice-filled 4.5 x 5.5 km caldera. There was an eruption at Lavovy ShIsh cinder cones at the foot of the volcano about 6600 BC. An explosive eruption occurred at the summit in 1890.

Areas on the crater rim are free from ice due to melting of the glacier by geothermal heating.

Krestovsky (Blizhny Plosky) volcano 4108 m is nearby.

Further reading
Murav’ev, Y.D., Ovsyannikov, A.A. and Shiraiwa, T., 2007. Activity of the northern volcano group according to drilling data in the Ushkovsky crater glacier, Kamchatka. Journal of Volcanology and Seismology, 1(1), pp.42-52.

Shiraiwa, Takayuki, et al. "Characteristics of a crater glacier at Ushkovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, as revealed by the physical properties of ice cores and borehole thermometry." Journal of Glaciology 47.158 (2001): 423-432.

Ushkovsky Volcano Eruptions

1890, 6600 BC