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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
Sun, 17 Jun
Sun, 17 Jun 06:06 UTCM 2.1 / 100 km102 km- 94km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Fri, 15 Jun
Fri, 15 Jun 18:56 UTCM 1.7105 km- 94km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Thu, 14 Jun
Thu, 14 Jun 15:21 UTCM 1.497 km- 90km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Thu, 14 Jun 13:08 UTCM 1.4100 km- 96km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Mon, 11 Jun
Mon, 11 Jun 22:48 UTCM 1.5 / 1.2 km96 km- 94km 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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