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Friday, Feb 10, 2017
The recent earthquake swarm calmed down again and there are no other signs the volcano might be heading towards a new eruption. ... [more]
Location of the recent M4 earthquakes beneath Takawangha volcano (yellow circles)
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
The alert level of the volcano was raised to yellow as the Alaska Volcano Observatory detected an energetic earthquake swarm on Tanaga Island 6-7 km ESE of the volcano. ... [more]
 

Takawangha volcano

Stratovolcano 1449 m / 4,754 ft
Tanaga Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 51.87°N / -178.01°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 10 Feb 2017
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Takawangha volcano eruptions: 1550 (?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 16 Feb
Fri, 16 Feb 09:52 UTCM 3.2 / 73 km13 km- 14km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Thu, 8 Feb
Thu, 8 Feb 23:20 UTCM 2.2 / 27 km35 km- 39km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Wed, 7 Feb
Wed, 7 Feb 11:28 UTCM 2.5 / 29.7 km22 km- 21km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Tue, 6 Feb
Tue, 6 Feb 06:24 UTCM 1.8 / 27.5 km22 km- 22km WSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Sun, 28 Jan
Sun, 28 Jan 09:39 UTCM 1.9 / 34 km39 km- 51km SE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
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Background:

Takawangha is a 1449-m-high, youthful volcano with an ice-filled caldera on northern Tanaga Island, near the western end of the Andreanof Islands. Takawangha lies across a saddle from historically active Tanaga volcano to the west; older, deeply eroded volcanoes lie adjacent to Takawangha on the east. The summit of the dominantly basaltic to basaltic-andesite volcano is largely ice covered, with the exception of five Holocene craters that during the last few thousand years produced explosive eruptions and lava flows that reached the lower flanks of the volcano. No historical eruptions are known from Takawangha, although radiocarbon dating indicates explosive eruptions have occurred within the past several hundred years.
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