Opala volcano

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Opala
Opala is located in Russia
Opala
Opala
Location on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Elevation 2,475 m (8,120 ft)
Prominence 2,070 m (6,790 ft)[1][2]
Listing Ultra
Location
Location Kamchatka, Russia
Coordinates 52°32′36″N 157°20′21″E / 52.54333°N 157.33917°E / 52.54333; 157.33917Coordinates: 52°32′36″N 157°20′21″E / 52.54333°N 157.33917°E / 52.54333; 157.33917[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock late-Pleistocene to Holocene
Last eruption October 1776

Opala (Russian: Опала) is a stratovolcano located in the southern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.

Recent eruption history[edit]

The latest major explosive eruption formed the prominent Barany Amphitheater on the SE flank about 1500 years ago. The 2 x 2.5 km summit crater contains a lava dome 1 km wide. Mild explosive eruptions have been reported from summit and flank vents at Opala in historical time. Recent tephrochronological work has revealed evidence for a large explosive eruption from the summit crater about 300 years ago.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Russia: Kamchatka and the Russian Pacific Islands Ultra-Prominence Page" Peaklist.org. The prominence value given here (2,070 m) is based on a summit elevation of 2,460 m. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  2. ^ "Vulkan Opala, Russia" Peakbagger.com. The prominence value given here (2,070 m) is based on a summit elevation of 2,460 m. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  3. ^ "Opala" Global Volcanism Program. Retrieved 2011-11-26.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Melekestsev, I. V.; Felitsyn, S. B.; Kirianov, V. Yu. (1991). "Opala volcano eruption. A.D., 500 – the largest explosive eruption on Kamchatka in our era". Volcanology and Seismology 13: 21–36.