Capital volcano

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 22:53 GMT - Refresh
Shield 2356 m / 7730 ft
Eastern Alaska, United States, 62.43°N / -144.12°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Capital volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

The relatively small Capital Mountain andesitic shield volcano, north of Mount Sanford, contains a 4-km-wide summit caldera apparently of non-explosive origin. Shield and intracaldera lavas and dikes are dated 1-1.1 Ma (Richter, in Wood and Kienle 1990).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Capital Photos

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Aerial view of the eastern part of Santorini with the caldera behind. The capital Fira is in the center of the image. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Aerial view of the eastern part of Santorini with the caldera behind. The capital Fira is in the center of the image. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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