Paramushir


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Paramushir

 

an island in the northern part of the Greater Kuril Chain, in Sakhalin Oblast, RSFSR. It is separated from neighboring islands by the straits of Alaid, Luzhina, and the Second and Fourth Kurils. It has an area of 2,042 sq km and is 100 km long and about 20 km wide. The Vernadskii and Karpinskii mountain ranges consist of volcanic chains of which the following are active: Ebeko, Chikurachki (1,816 m), Fussa, and Karpinskii. The mountain slopes are covered with a Krummholz of cedar and alder and a heath of Ledum and alder bushes. There are sea meadows on the coastal terraces and high-altitude grasses in the valleys. The city of Severo-Kuril’sk is located on the northeastern part of the island.

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The Ebeko volcano on the Paramushir island, located in the Russain Kuril Islands archipelago, spewed out a column of ash to a height of 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles), the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry's department in the Far Eastern Sakhalin Region said in a statement on Sunday,Sputnikreported.
The Kyrgyz citizens now refuse to work demanding to pay their salaries at several construction sites in the Paramushir island.
Ebeko is located in the northern part of Paramushir Island (Figure 1), 10 km from the town of Severo-Kurilsk.
According to the information of insular seismologists, three-point tremors were felt in the city of Severo-Kurilsk (Paramushir Island) and two-point tremors in the city of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Kunashir Island).
According to Russia's Far Eastern regional emergencies center, a 4.3-magnitude tremor occurred in the Pacific Ocean, 81 kilometers (50 miles) to the north-east from the island of Paramushir.
Grigori Georgievich Derviz, born in 1930, is an artist who in 1955 worked as a research assistant on the land whaling station at Paramushir in the Kuril Islands.
Distribution and migrations of the rock sole, Lepidopsetta bilineata bilineata, in the region of the Okhotsk Sea coast of Paramushir and Shumshu Islands.
According to Voice of Russia, Russian authorities also plan to build an airport on Paramushir, the northernmost island in the Kurils.
The prosecutor's office of Sakhalin region (Russia) launched probe against the SPIRO company, which is delaying payment of salaries to employees from Kyrgyzstan in the Paramushir island, the prosecutor's office reported.
The last and most northerly station on Paramushir Island ("Podgorniy") was closed in 1964.