Simushir Island Birds-eye View Obtained by ASTER on October 15, 2004
Simushir island is located roughly at the center of Kuril islands, highly elongated northeast-southwest.
It is constructed from a chain of extinct volcanoes form.
First, at the northeastern tip of the island, 7.5km-wide caldera provides
the Brouton Bay.
Down south, there is a stratovolcano, Prevo Peak, once also known as Simushir-Fuji.
At the center of Zavaritzki island, a volcano containing three nested calderas is seen.
Goriaschaia Sopka is located within the horse-shaped crater at the southwestern tip of the island.
When the demand of energy increases after the World War II, the coalfields were reevaluated and a full-fledged drilling started.
The Brouton Bay used to be a submarine-base for Russian until the beginning
of the 1990th.