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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)
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Alligator Lake volcano eruptions: none in historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 21 Nov
Tue, 21 Nov 17:09 UTCM 2.6 / 5 km110 km- 92km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Tue, 21 Nov 15:14 UTCM 2.4 / 0.1 km93 km- 80km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Mon, 20 Nov
Mon, 20 Nov 18:07 UTCM 2.391 km- 80km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Mon, 20 Nov 18:03 UTCM 2.5 / 10 km101 km- 83km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Sun, 19 Nov
Sun, 19 Nov 23:23 UTCM 2.5 / 10 km91 km- 79km 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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