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Chikurachki med.jpg
Eruption of Chikurachki, 22 April 2003
Highest point
Elevation 1,816 m (5,958 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,816 m (5,958 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 50°19′24″N 155°27′39″E / 50.32333°N 155.46083°E / 50.32333; 155.46083Coordinates: 50°19′24″N 155°27′39″E / 50.32333°N 155.46083°E / 50.32333; 155.46083[1]
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption July 2016 (ongoing)

Chikurachki (Russian: Чикурачки; Japanese: 千倉岳, Chikura-dake) is the highest volcano on Paramushir Island in the northern Kuril Islands. It is actually a relatively small volcanic cone constructed on a high Pleistocene volcanic edifice. Oxidized andesitic scoria deposits covering the upper part of the young cone give it a distinctive red color. Lava flows from 1,816-metre (5,958 ft) high Chikurachki reached the sea and form capes on the northwest coast; several young lava flows also emerge from beneath the scoria blanket on the eastern flank.

Eruption of Chikurachki, 13 May 2003

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