Shishaldin volcan

Stratovolcano 2857 m / 9,373 ft
Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 54.76°N / -163.97°W
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)
Last update: 21 mars 2021 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)

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Style éruptif tipique: explosive
Eruptions du volcan Shishaldin: 2014-15, 2008 (?), 2004, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1986-87, 1981 (?), 1979, 1978, 1976, 1975, 1967, 1963, 1955, 1953, 1951, 1948, 1946-47, 1932, 1929, 1928, 1927, 1925, 1922, 1912 (?), 1901, 1899 (?), 1898, 1897 (?), 1883, 1880-81, 1865 (?), 1842, 1838, 1830, 1927-29, 1826, 1825, 1824, 1790 (?), 1775-78

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
mercredi, 24. novembre 2021 08:34 GMT (1 séisme)
23 nov. 2021 23:34 (GMT -9) (24. nov. 2021 08:34 GMT)
1.7

12 km
38 km (24 mi)
73 Km WSW of False Pass, Alaska

Introduction

The beautifully symmetrical volcano of Shishaldin is the highest and one of the most active volcanoes of the Aleutian Islands. The 2857-m-high, glacier-covered volcano is the westernmost of three large stratovolcanoes along an E-W line in the eastern half of Unimak Island. The Aleuts named the volcano Sisquk, meaning "mountain which points the way when I am lost." A steady steam plume rises from its small summit crater. Constructed atop an older glacially dissected volcano, Shishaldin is Holocene in age and largely basaltic in composition. Remnants of an older ancestral volcano are exposed on the west and NE sides at 1500-1800 m elevation. Shishaldin contains over two dozen pyroclastic cones on its NW flank, which is blanketed by massive aa lava flows. Frequent explosive activity, primarily consisting of strombolian ash eruptions from the small summit crater, but sometimes producing lava flows, has been recorded since the 18th century.
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Shishaldin Photos

The chain of volcanoes on Unimak, from left to right: Roundtop Mountain, Isanotski, Pogromni and Shishaldin. (Photo: marcofulle)
The chain of volcanoes on Unimak, from left to right: Roundtop Mountain, Isanotski, Pogromni and Shishaldin. (Photo: marcofulle)
Except for the topmost part Shishaldin's uppermost flanks are covered by glaciers. Their fast flow leads to intensive crevassing. (Photo: marcofulle)
Except for the topmost part Shishaldin's uppermost flanks are covered by glaciers. Their fast flow leads to intensive crevassing. (Photo: marcofulle)
The perfect cone of Shishaldin volcano rises high above a deck of stratocumuls clouds. Pogromni volcano far right. (Photo: marcofulle)
The perfect cone of Shishaldin volcano rises high above a deck of stratocumuls clouds. Pogromni volcano far right. (Photo: marcofulle)
Whereas Shishaldin is a superb example of a young, symmetric stratovolcano, the much older Isanotski is irregular and deeply eroded. (Photo: marcofulle)
Whereas Shishaldin is a superb example of a young, symmetric stratovolcano, the much older Isanotski is irregular and deeply eroded. (Photo: marcofulle)
 



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