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Tolbachick – ​a unique geochemical phenomenon

The Tolbachinskiy volcano, or Tolbachik, has a very peculiar geochemistry. This peculiarity manifests itself primarily in the unusually high potassium content of its eruptive rocks: its basalts contain up to 4 percent of potassium oxide (К 2 О). Such values are not only maximal ...

Modified: 29.12.2018
Pacific Ring of Fire , volcanoes of Kamchatka , klyuchevskoy volcano group , Tolbachik , eruption , tectonics , subduction , seismic tomography , tomographic algorithms , geochemistry
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Tolbachik Eruption – another message from the Land of Volcanoes

... Zealand, Philippines and Japan, and reaches the Kurils and the Kamchatka peninsula. The latter is called the Land of Volcanoes for a good reason, and the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes on Kamchatka is truly a volcanic sanctuary. The eruption of the Tolbachik volcanic massif of 2012-2013, considered among the largest eruptions globally, was yet another bright manifestation of the volcanic activity in the area. Luckily, unlike the eruptions of many of its’ Pacific “brethren”, it caused no casualties,...

Modified: 29.12.2018
Pacific Ring of Fire , volcanoes of Kamchatka , klyuchevskoy volcano group , Tolbachik , eruption , tectonics , subduction , seismic tomography , tomographic algorithms , geochemistry
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