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Kamchatka Bezy Kliyu Kamen.jpg
Kamchatka volcanoes: Klyuchevskaya Sopka (up), Bezymianny (down), both in activity, and the Kamen (middle).
Highest point
Elevation 2,882 m (9,455 ft)
Coordinates 55°58′42″N 160°35′12″E / 55.97833°N 160.58667°E / 55.97833; 160.58667
Location Kamchatka, Russia
Mountain type Stratovolcano, Somma volcano[citation needed]
Last eruption 2010–2013[1]
Bezymyannyi volcano.jpg

Bezymianny (Russian: Безымянный, meaning unnamed) is an active stratovolcano in Kamchatka, Russia. Bezymianny volcano had been considered extinct until 1955. In 1955, there was a dramatic eruption. This eruption, similar to that of Mount St. Helens in 1980, produced a large horseshoe-shaped crater that was formed by collapse of the summit and an associated lateral blast. Subsequent episodic but ongoing lava dome growth, accompanied by intermittent explosive activity and pyroclastic flows, has largely filled the 1956 crater. The most recent eruption of lava flows occurred in February 2013.[2] The modern Bezymianny volcano, much smaller than its massive neighbors Kamen and Kliuchevskoi, was formed about 4700 years ago over a late-Pleistocene lava-dome complex and an ancestral volcano that was built between about 11,000–7000 years ago. There have been three periods of intensified activity in the past 3000 years.

Natural-colour satellite image showing evidence of an eruption at the volcano.


Annotated view includes Ushkovsky, Tolbachik, Bezymianny, Zimina, and Udina. Oblique view taken on November 16, 2013 from ISS.[3] Bezymianny can be seen 2nd from the right. A small plume of "smoke" can be seen.

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  1. ^ "Bezymianny (Eruptive History)". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "VONA/KVERT Weekly Information Release 05-2013 - Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity - January 31, 2013, 23:31 UTC (February 01, 2013, 11:31 KST)". Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  3. ^ NASA - Activity at Kliuchevskoi

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