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Cool volcanic island

Volcanic island off the Kamchatka peninsula

Information provided by Ivann:
Atlasova (Остров Атласов)is a member of the Northern Kuril Islands, located off the northeast coast of its larger neighbour Paramushir. The island, which sits westwards of the main northeast to southwest trending line of the Kuril Islands, is the tallest and northernmost volcano to be found in the Kuril Islands. The centrally located, symmetrical cone of Vulkan Alaid reaches a height of 2,339 m. The explosive activity of 1790 and 1981 were some of the largest recorded eruptions to be experienced in the Kuril Islands. The island, sometimes referred to as Alaid, has an area of 153 km².

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