Ichinsky

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Ichinsky
Ichinsky is located in Russia
Ichinsky
Ichinsky
Location in Russia
Highest point
Elevation 3,607 m (11,834 ft) [1]
Prominence 3,125 m (10,253 ft) [1]
Ranked 75th
Isolation 164 kilometres (102 mi)
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 55°40′42″N 157°43′06″E / 55.67833°N 157.71833°E / 55.67833; 157.71833Coordinates: 55°40′42″N 157°43′06″E / 55.67833°N 157.71833°E / 55.67833; 157.71833[1]
Geography
Location Kamchatka, Russia
Parent range Sredinny Range
Geology
Age of rock PleistoceneHolocene
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1740

Ichinsky (Russian: Ичинский or Ичинская сопка, Ichinskaya sopka) is a large stratovolcano located in the central part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. At 3,607 metres (11,834 ft), it is the highest peak of the Sredinny Range, the central range of the peninsula. Ichinsky is also among the largest volcanoes in Kamchatka, with a volume of about 450 cubic kilometres (110 cu mi).

The volcano is capped by a 3-by-5-kilometre (2 by 3 mi) summit caldera, within which rise two lava domes which are the highest peaks. The entire summit area is covered by a substantial ice cap, and several large glaciers descend the flanks of the cone. There is ongoing fumarolic activity within the caldera.

A dozen more dacite and rhyodacite lava domes are found on the flanks of the volcano below the caldera rim. Basaltic and dacitic lava flows extand form the lower flanks, some as long as 10–15 kilometres (6–9 mi).

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