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Onekotan Island (centre) from space, October 1994
Onekotan Island (centre) from space, October 1994

Onekotan Island, located near the northern end of the Kuril Islands (49°30′ N 154°30′ E), is another volcanic island that is part of the "Ring of Fire" that encircles the Pacific Ocean. The area of the island is 315 sq km. It is 42,5 km in length and 11-16,7 km wide. This island is unique because a water-filled caldera is evident at both the north and the south ends of the island. The highest elevation on Onekotan Island is the smaller peak, which is 1330 meters above sea level, that lies within the southern caldera. More recent secondary volcanic cones have formed in both calderas; the northern caldera has almost been filled by the subsidiary cone. Two other smaller volcanic peaks are also visible on this photograph - Makanrushi Island, 1170 meters, to the northwest of Onekotan Island and Kharimkotan Island, 1210 meters, to the south. Onekotan Island is separated from the neighboring islands by the Fourth Kuril Strait, Yevreinov Strait, and Krenitsyn Strait. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (631x640, 65 KB)Onekotan Island, Kuril Islands, Russia - October 1994 image description here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (631x640, 65 KB)Onekotan Island, Kuril Islands, Russia - October 1994 image description here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For the political history of the sovereignty conflict, see Kuril Islands dispute. ... The Ring of Fire is a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that encircles the basin of the Pacific Ocean. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language Comoros (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code) the Michaelis-Menten constant Km, see Michaelis-Menten kinetics Kamenz (district), Germany (license plate indication) Messenia, Greece (license plate indication... Crater Lake, Oregon A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself. ...


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Onekotan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
Onekotan Island, located near the northern end of the Kuril Islands (49°30′N 154°30′E), is another volcanic island that is part of the "Ring of Fire" that encircles the Pacific Ocean.
The highest elevation on Onekotan Island is the smaller peak, Krenitsyn which is 1330 meters above sea level, that lies within the southern caldera.
Onekotan Island is separated from the neighboring islands by the Fourth Kuril Strait, Yevreinov Strait, and Krenitsyn Strait.
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