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Elovsky Volcano, Russia

 Elovsky Volcano, Russia, Volcano photo


Elovsky Volcano, Russia

Elovsky is the highest of a cluster of small shield volcanoes NE of Shishel volcano.

The Ozernovsky cinder cone (right), located NE of Elovsky, was the source of the massive early Holocene Ozernovsky lava flow, which traveled to the ESE down a glacially dissected valley on the flanks of the Sredinny Range.

The massive flow dammed tributary valleys, creating several lakes near the headwaters of the Levaya and Pravaya Ozeraya rivers and forming a lava field covering an area of 100 sq km.

A cluster of overlapping small Icelandic-type basaltic shield volcanoes is located east of the crest of the Sredinny Range, NE of Shishel volcano and SE of Alngey volcano.

The largest edifice is the 1381-m-high Elovsky shield volcano.

The smaller 1021-m-high Ozernoy shield volcano lies immediately to the SE of Elovsky.

The massive early Holocene Ozernovsky lava flow, located immediately NE of Elovsky, traveled to the ESE down a glacially dissected valley on the flanks of the Sredinny Range.

The flow is postglacial in age, but older than roughly 7000-year-old tephra layers from Khangar volcano.

The massive flow dammed tributary valleys, creating several lakes near the headwaters of the Levaya and Pravaya Ozeraya rivers and forming a lava field covering an area of 100 sq km.

PHOTO SOURCE: Maria Pevzner, 2004 (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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