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Buzzard Creek volcano

Tuff rings 830 m / 2,723 ft
United States, Eastern Alaska, 64.07°N / -148.42°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Buzzard Creek volcano eruptions: 1050 BC (?) 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 28 Mar
Tue, 28 Mar 00:15 UTCM 1.4 / 4 km17 km- 19km NE of Healy, Alaska
Sun, 26 Mar
Sun, 26 Mar 20:04 UTCM 0.8 / 14.9 km18 km- 49km NNE of Healy, Alaska
Fri, 24 Mar
Fri, 24 Mar 08:16 UTCM 1.2 / 1.8 km36 km- 2km SE of Healy, Alaska
Thu, 23 Mar
Thu, 23 Mar 11:15 UTCM 1.5 / 95.4 km34 km- 7km ESE of Healy, Alaska
Thu, 23 Mar 00:33 UTCM 1.623 km- 18km NNE of Healy, Alaska
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Background:

Two Holocene tuff rings form craters 300 and 66 m wide near the headwaters of Buzzard Creek at the northern foot of the central Alaska Range NE of the town of Healy along the Parks Highway. The total volume of ejecta, most of which is accessory material, probably does not exceed 0.001 cu km. The ejecta overlies young glacial terraces that correlate with a glacial stage that ended about 10,000 years ago, and radiocarbon dates give an age for the eruption that formed the tuff rings of about 3000 years. This minor volcanic feature lies along trend with the Aleutian arc, but is located 320 km NE of its nearest Holocene neighbor, Hayes volcano and lies directly over the northernmost corner of the subducting Pacific Plate.
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