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Buzzard Creek volcano

Tuff rings 830 m / 2,723 ft
United States, Eastern Alaska, 64.07°N / -148.42°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Buzzard Creek volcano eruptions: 1050 BC (?) 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 20 Jan
Sat, 20 Jan 00:09 UTCM 1.3 / 122.4 km28 km- 17km N of Healy, Alaska
Fri, 19 Jan
Fri, 19 Jan 23:55 UTCM 4.6 / 127.6 km27 km- 12km N of Healy, Alaska
Fri, 19 Jan 02:03 UTCM 2.3 / 129.8 km22 km- 22km NNE of Healy, Alaska
Wed, 17 Jan
Wed, 17 Jan 19:20 UTCM 1.6 / 4.5 km35 km- 32km SSE of North Nenana, Alaska
Mon, 15 Jan
Mon, 15 Jan 09:31 UTCM 1.6 / 3.6 km24 km- 12km ENE of Healy, Alaska
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Background:

Two Holocene tuff rings form craters 300 and 66 m wide near the headwaters of Buzzard Creek at the northern foot of the central Alaska Range NE of the town of Healy along the Parks Highway. The total volume of ejecta, most of which is accessory material, probably does not exceed 0.001 cu km. The ejecta overlies young glacial terraces that correlate with a glacial stage that ended about 10,000 years ago, and radiocarbon dates give an age for the eruption that formed the tuff rings of about 3000 years. This minor volcanic feature lies along trend with the Aleutian arc, but is located 320 km NE of its nearest Holocene neighbor, Hayes volcano and lies directly over the northernmost corner of the subducting Pacific Plate.
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