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Alamagan volcano

Stratovolcano 744 m / 2,441 ft
United States, Mariana Islands, 17.6°N / 145.83°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Alamagan volcano eruptions: 870 AD ± 100 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 3 Sep
Mon, 3 Sep 23:35 UTCM 4.7 / 233 km12 kmMariana Islands

Background:

Alamagan is the emergent summit of a large stratovolcano in the central Mariana Islands with a roughly 350-m-deep summit crater east of the center of the island. The exposed cone is largely Holocene in age. A 1.6 x 1 km graben cuts the SW flank. An extensive basaltic-andesite lava flow has extended the northern coast of the island, and a lava platform also occurs on the south flank. Pyroclastic-flow deposits erupted about 1000 years ago have been dated, but reports of historical eruptions were considered invalid (Moore and Trusdell, 1993).
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