Kronotsky

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Kronotsky
Kronotsky volcano.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 3,527 m (11,572 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,736 m (8,976 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 54°45′12″N 160°31′36″E / 54.75333°N 160.52667°E / 54.75333; 160.52667Coordinates: 54°45′12″N 160°31′36″E / 54.75333°N 160.52667°E / 54.75333; 160.52667[2]
Geography
Kronotsky is located in Russia
Kronotsky
Kronotsky
Russia
Location Kamchatka, Russia
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption February 1923
Climbing
Easiest route basic rock/snow climb

Kronotsky (Russian: Кроноцкая сопка, Kronotskaya Sopka) is a major stratovolcano of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It has a particularly symmetrical conical shape, comparable to Mount Fuji in Japan and to Mayon Volcano in the Philippines. The summit crater is plugged by a volcanic neck, and the summit itself is ice-capped. It exhibits the classic radial drainage pattern, extending downward from its crater. Kronotsky is considered to be one of the most scenic volcanos in Kamchatka.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Kamchatka Ultra-Prominent Peaks Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
  2. ^ a b "Kronotsky". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 

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