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Alligator Lake volcano

volcanic field 2217 m / 7,274 ft
Canada, 60.42°N / -135.42°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Alligator Lake volcano eruptions: none in historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 21 Feb
Wed, 21 Feb 19:03 UTCM 1.9 / 6.2 km98 km110 km SE of Haines Jct.,YT
Wed, 21 Feb 18:54 UTCM 1.9 / 1 km66 km92 km SE of Whitehorse,YT
Wed, 21 Feb 18:28 UTCM 1.3 / 9.7 km103 km- 46km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Tue, 20 Feb
Tue, 20 Feb 12:54 UTCM 2.7 / 1.6 km94 km- 79km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Tue, 20 Feb 09:11 UTCM 2.993 km- 81km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
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Alligator Lake in southern Yukon, Canada, is a group of basaltic cones and lava flows (the Miles Canyon basalts). It is located at the northern extremity of the Stikine volcanic belt, 30 km southwest of the capital city Whitehorse.
The field contains 2 cinder cones on top of a small basaltic shield volcano which is eroded by glacial cover. The cones probably post-date the ice age and seem to be a few thousands years old. Lava flows from both cones traveled to the north and were erupted simultaneously. The longest lava flow extends 6 km N and reaches a width of 10 km.


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