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Alligator Lake volcano

volcanic field 2217 m / 7,274 ft
Canada, 60.42°N / -135.42°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Alligator Lake volcano eruptions: none in historic times
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Fri, 5 Oct
Fri, 5 Oct 11:41 UTCM 1.7105 km- 97km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Wed, 3 Oct
Wed, 3 Oct 06:01 UTCM 1.496 km- 64km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Tue, 2 Oct
Tue, 2 Oct 15:51 UTCM 1.798 km- 90km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Tue, 2 Oct 00:14 UTCM 1.696 km- 89km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Mon, 1 Oct
Mon, 1 Oct 10:24 UTCM 1.991 km- 82km 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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