(Photo: AVO, Alaska)
Kizimen volcano is a Holocene edifice situated in Shchapina graben, on the southeastern
edge of the Central Kamchatka Depression. Its position is 55°08.0 N, 160°19.3 E,
summit elevation 2375 m asl. The volcano is cut by NE-strking faults and deep gullies,
which expose the whole suite of its rocks. The only historic eruption of thevolcano
("fire flames and black smoke") was reported by local hunters in 1928, however, it should
have been a weak one since no deposits of this age are seen at the foot of the volcano
from The Holocene Kamchatka Volcanoes Site
Kizimen Web camera
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Thursday, January 12th, 2012
KVERT reported moderate seismic activity at Kizimen during 30 December-6 January and a large thermal anomaly
that was detected daily in satellite images. Video and satellite observations indicated both continued effusion of a large
lava flow on the E flank and hot avalanches. Video data also showed strong gas-and-steam activity. The Aviation Color
Code remained at Orange.
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Video observations showed a gas-and-steam plume that rose about 3.5-4 km a.s.l. on 27 December.
A large lava flow on the NE and E flanks continued to effuse. The Aviation Color Code remained at Orange.
Based on analyses of satellite imagery and information from KVERT, the Tokyo VAAC reported that on 24 December
an ash plume rose to an altitude of 5.2 km (17,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW.
December 23rd, 2011
Moderate seismic activity of the volcano was registering all week.
Video data and satellite imagery showed that the
4 hours ago, (now 20:30 UTC) I spotted this on our web-cam page
Not sure what it was, but looked like glowing lava coming down from the summit.
4 hours later daybreak coming to Kizimen, and now you can see clearly what is going on.
So far no other news available.
6 minutes later
Looks like it is not so very serious, but still exciting experience to follow.
following info received from KVERT :
VONA/KVERT-Project: Kizimen (1000-23) 20111214/0200Z
November 25th, 2010
Tuesday, March 2nd. 2004
The growth of seismic activity of the Kizimen volcano was registered in Kamchatka,
the Kamchatka experimental-methodical seismological party reported.
On Monday in the vicinity of the volcano, which remained
inactive for many years, four earthquakes of
According to specialists, the lack of information does
not allow to speak about the
The Kizimen volcano (it's height 2,485 (?) meters) is
situated in the north of the Kronotsky preserve near the
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