Koriak Sopka

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Koriak Sopka

 

an active volcano on Kamchatka, 35 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii, rising to an altitude of 3,456 m. The top of the regular, ribbed cone is cut off at a slanting angle. The volcano is composed of andesite and basalt slag, ash, and lava flows, some of which have filled valleys hollowed out by ancient glaciers. Eruptions occurred in 1895-96 and again in 1956-57. Its slopes are covered with stands of Erman’s birch and elfin wood.

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