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Saturday, Nov 11, 2006

Low-level earthquake activity continues at Fourpeaked volcano. Web camera views this past week show a typical steam plume rising several hundred meters above the summit.

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Aerialphoto of the summit of Fourpeaked volcano on an overflight on the 24th of Sep 2006 showing several steaming vents on its summit. (Photo courtesy: Cyrus Read, AVO/USGS)
Saturday, Feb 26, 2005

The first known historic eruption of Fourpeaked volcano on the Alaska peninsula is taking its course. Several vents emitting gasses and ash have appeared on the glacier-topped volcano and are slowly melting the ice cap.

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Fourpeaked volcano

Stratovolcano 2105 m / 6,906 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.77°N / -153.67°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Fourpeaked volcano eruptions: 2006 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 14 Dec
Thu, 14 Dec 17:10 UTCM 2.5 / 67.9 km33 km- 108km SW of Anchor Point, Alaska
Thu, 14 Dec 07:21 UTCM 1.8 / 122.1 km41 km- 88km SSE of Old Iliamna, Alaska
Thu, 14 Dec 01:39 UTCM 2.2 / 92.9 km13 km- 103km N of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Thu, 7 Dec
Thu, 7 Dec 13:33 UTCM 2.1 / 68.6 km22 km- 104km NW of Kodiak Station, Alaska
Wed, 6 Dec
Wed, 6 Dec 23:26 UTCM 1.4 / 7.4 km9 km- 121km SE of Old Iliamna, Alaska
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Background:

Poorly known Fourpeaked volcano in NE Katmai National Park consists of isolated outcrops surrounded by the Fourpeaked Glacier, which descends eastward almost to the Shelikof Strait. The orientation of andesitic lava flows and extensive hydrothermal alteration of rocks near the present 2105-m-high summit suggest that it probably marks the vent of Fourpeaked volcano. Eruptive activity during the Holocene had not been confirmed prior to the first historical eruption of Fourpeaked in September 2006. A N-trending fissure extending 1 km from the summit produced minor ashfall.
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