Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 750–759 | Cite as

Secular variation of the geomagnetic field over the past 4000 years recorded in the lavas and pyroclastics of the Northern Group of Kamchatka volcanoes: New data

  • A. V. LatyshevEmail author
  • D. O. Kushlevich
  • V. V. Ponomareva
  • M. M. Pevzner
  • I. V. Fedyukin


New paleomagnetic determinations satisfying the up-to-date methodical and instrumental standards of paleomagnetic studies are obtained from the lava flows and volcanic ash of the Northern Group of Kamchatka volcanoes. In the past 4000 years, 12 stratigraphic levels with tephrostratigraphic ages are explored. The obtained directions of the geomagnetic field fill a gap in the data on the secular variation for northeastern Asia and can be used for developing global models. Besides, a promising outlook for the use of the variations of the geomagnetic field for the regional correlation of volcanic events is demonstrated.


secular variation Kamchatka Holocene geomagnetic field lava flows 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Latyshev
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • D. O. Kushlevich
    • 2
  • V. V. Ponomareva
    • 3
  • M. M. Pevzner
    • 4
  • I. V. Fedyukin
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of GeologyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Schmidt Institute of Physics of the EarthRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern BranchRussian Academy of SciencesPetropavlovsk-KamchatskiiRussia
  4. 4.Geological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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