Kronotskaia Sopka

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Kronotskaia Sopka

 

an active volcano on the east coast of Kamchatka Peninsula. The volcano has a regular ribbed cone crowned with a glacial cap. Elevation, 3,528 m. The crater is filled with an extrusive plug. Kronotskaia Sopka is composed of basalt and andesite (lava, cinders, and ashes). Fumaroles are active; their activity intensified in 1923.

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