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Kukak volcano

Stratovolcano 2043 m / 6,703 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.45°N / -154.36°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Kukak volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kukak volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 9 Jan
Tue, 9 Jan 06:42 UTCM 2.4 / 86.1 km14 km- 105km N of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sat, 6 Jan
Sat, 6 Jan 02:05 UTCM 1.7 / 4.7 km15 km- 118km NNW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Fri, 29 Dec
Fri, 29 Dec 04:50 UTCM 2.7 / 6.6 km8 km- 123km SSE of Old Iliamna, Alaska
Thu, 28 Dec
Thu, 28 Dec 12:49 UTCM 2.4 / 60.7 km54 km- 66km NNE of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Thu, 14 Dec
Thu, 14 Dec 01:39 UTCM 2.2 / 92.9 km13 km- 103km N of Larsen Bay, Alaska
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Background:

The almost completely ice-covered Kukak volcano lies west of Hallo Bay near the NE end of a glacier-mantled range extending from Mount Katmai. Kukak volcano contains a vigorous fumarole field at the southern base of the hydrothermally altered northern summit and is the only one of the Denison-Steller-Kukak chain of volcanoes to display geothermal activity. Two reports of historical eruptions at Kukak from Hantke (1959) appear to be erroneous. The report of a 1951 eruption is an apparent reference to a July 22, 1951 ashfall at Kukak Bay, which was attributed by Muller et al. (1954) to Martin volcano. A 1953 explosive "eruption" was single large puff of steam followed by steaming from caverns in Hook Glacier (Muller et al., 1954).
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