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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: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Buzzard Creek volcano eruptions: 1050 BC (?) 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 11 Oct
Thu, 11 Oct 22:36 UTCM 1.3 / 12.4 km15 km- 41km ENE of Healy, Alaska
Thu, 11 Oct 19:53 UTCM 1.225 km- 60km NE of Healy, Alaska
Thu, 11 Oct 12:28 UTCM 1.6 / 97.2 km14 km- 22km ENE of Healy, Alaska
Tue, 9 Oct
Tue, 9 Oct 23:42 UTCM 2.1 / 3.3 km8 km- 27km NE of Healy, Alaska
Tue, 9 Oct 09:38 UTCM 1.4 / 12.1 km38 km- 52km S of Ester, 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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