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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, 19 Aug
Sun, 19 Aug 13:39 UTCM 1.6 / 0.8 km109 km- 82km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Sun, 12 Aug
Sun, 12 Aug 11:22 UTCM 1.8101 km- 84km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Sat, 11 Aug
Sat, 11 Aug 08:35 UTCM 1.3 / 100 km92 km- 79km WNW of Skagway, Alaska
Sat, 11 Aug 07:27 UTCM 1.595 km- 96km SSE of Haines Junction, Canada
Wed, 8 Aug
Wed, 8 Aug 16:57 UTCM 2.2 / 100 km135 km- 100km WNW of Haines, 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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