The volcanoes of the Kuril islands

Volcano_KurilIslands_1Geothermal landscape and volcanic caldera, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast (source: Bing Wallpaper Archive)

The Kuril Islands form a volcanic island archipelago that stretches approximately 1,300 km northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia. The 56 islands chain has around 100 volcanoes, some 40 of which are active.

Volcano_KurilIslands_4Volcanic caldera in the island of Simushir

Volcano_KurilIslands_5Snow cover highlights the calderas and volcanic cones that form the northern and southern ends of Onekotan island  (mage source)

Volcano_KurilIslands_9Ushishir island





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