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Moffett volcano

Stratovolcano 1196 m / 3,924 ft
United States, Aleutian Islands, 51.94°N / -176.75°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Moffett: 1600 BC (?) 

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 (GMT) (3 temblores)
30 Apr 2021 03:46:43 GMT
0.6

4.4 km - Más
km13 Km WNW of Adak, Alaska, USA
30 Apr 2021 01:30:54 GMT
0.2

5.9 km - Más
km42 Km ENE of Adak, Alaska, USA
30 Apr 2021 00:47:27 GMT
0.8

14 km - Más
km38 Km WSW of Adak, Alaska, USA
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
28 Apr 2021 09:00:19 GMT
1.2

6.5 km - Más
km40 Km ENE of Adak, Alaska, USA
28 Apr 2021 05:16:39 GMT
1.1

1.8 km - Más
km14 Km W of Adak, Alaska, USA

Background

Rising above Adak, the largest town of the Aleutians, Mount Moffett is a modest-sized, eroded stratovolcano with several flank lava domes. The summit cone has been largely destroyed by glacial erosion, and has been filled by an andesitic plug dome. Five other lava domes are scattered over the flanks of the volcano. The south flank lava dome is one of the youngest features of the northern Adak Island volcanoes. The Heart Lake lava flow west of Sweeper Cove on the SE side of the volcano is another young volcanic feature. Several Holocene ash layers on Adak Island have been attributed to Moffett volcano. Its proximity to Adak Naval Air Station makes Mount Moffet one of the most accessible of the Aleutian volcanoes. Kiguga Warm Springs are located at Cape Kiguga, west of Mount Moffet, and the northern part of Adak Island has been investigated for geothermal power production.
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