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Asuncion volcano

Stratovolcano 857 m / 2,812 ft
United States, Mariana Islands, 19.67°N / 145.41°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Asuncion volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Asuncion volcano eruptions: 1906  No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

A single large asymmetrical stratovolcano, steeper on the NE side, forms 3-km-wide Asuncion Island. The steep NE flank of the 857-m-high volcano terminates in high sea cliffs. The gentler SW flanks have low-angle slopes bounded by sea cliffs only a few meters high. The southern flank of the volcano is cut by a large landslide scar. The southern flanks and western flanks of the volcano are mantled by ash deposits that may have originated during eruptions in historical time. An explosive eruption in 1906 also produced lava flows that descended about half way down the western and SE flanks, but several other historical eruption reports are of uncertain validity.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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