Onekotan Island

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Onekotan Island

 

an island in the northern Kuril Islands, separated from neighboring islands by the Fourth Kuril, Evreinov, and Krenitsyn straits. It has an area of 315 sq km and is 42.5 km long and 11–16.7 km wide. The active Krenitsyn and Nemo volcanoes are on the island, which is covered with swamps, heaths, tall grasses, and alder groves.

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150 kilometers [93 miles] to the east of the uninhabited island of Onekotan. The hypocentral depth was 74 kilometers."
Tikhenko (1914) reported only a single extra haulout site on Onekotan Island (Fig.
Snow (1897) reported that Steller sea lions do not form haulouts on Paramushir, Onekotan, Makanrushi, Kharimkotan, and Chirinkotan Islands, but Tikhenko (1914) recorded a haulout site on Onekotan Island.
The scientists are studying islands in the central portion of the Kurils, from Urup Island in the south to Onekotan Island in the north-about 75 percent of the island chain.