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Amukta volcano

Stratovolcano 1066 m / 3,497 ft
United States, Aleutian Islands, 52.5°N / -171.25°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Amukta volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Amukta volcano eruptions: 1997 No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The symmetrical Amukta stratovolcano lies in the central Aleutians SW of Chagulak Island and is the westernmost of the Islands of the Four Mountains group. Amukta was constructed at the northern side of an arcuate caldera-like feature that is open to the sea along the southern coast of the 8-km-wide Amukta Island. The 1066-m-high stratovolcano overlies a broad shield volcano and is topped by a 400-m-wide crater. A cinder cone is located near the NE coast. Amukta has had several eruptions in historical time from both summit and flank vents.
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