Kamchatka's two highest volcanoes rise above a sea of clouds. Their greatly differing morphologies reflect contrasting geologic histories. Construction of extensively eroded Kamen volcano (left) took place during the Pleistocene. It has been relatively inactive since. Its eastern (right) side was removed by a massive landslide about 1200-1300 years ago, leaving the steep escarpment. Symmetrical Kliuchevskoi, in contrast, is one of Kamchatka's youngest and most active volcanoes, growing to 4835 m in the past 6000 years.
Volcanic Status: Historical
Image Number: 024-095
Photographer: Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk)
Summit Elevation: 4835 meters
Latitude/Longitude: 56.057 N / 160.638 E
Timeframe: Last known eruption 1964 or later
Region: Kamchatka and Mainland Asia