Schiaschkotan ( Russian Остров Шиашкотан ; Japanese 捨 子 古 丹 島 , Shasukotan-tō ) is an uninhabited volcanic island of the Kuriles . It is located 25 kilometers southwest of the island of Charimkotan and 8 km southeast of the island of Ekarma and administratively belongs to the Russian Oblast Sakhalin .
Schiashkotan is a double island consisting of two volcanoes , which are only connected by a narrow isthmus . The north of the island is occupied by the 934 m high Sinarka volcano , while the south is dominated by the 828 m high Kuntomintar . The island is about 20 km long and has an area of 122 km². The northern part of the island was once populated by Ainu , but the Sinarka eruption in 1872 destroyed the only village.
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