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Gordon volcano

Cinder cones 2755 m / 9,039 ft
United States, Eastern Alaska, 62.13°N / -143.08°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Gordon volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 11 Sep
Tue, 11 Sep 05:29 UTCM 2.3 / 100.7 km49 km- 109km ENE of Chitina, Alaska
Mon, 10 Sep
Mon, 10 Sep 23:38 UTCM 2.139 km- Central Alaska

Background:

Mount Gordon is the most prominent of a group of Pleistocene and Holocene cinder cones in the northern Wrangell Mountains between Mount Drum and the Nabesna Glacier river system. Most of the cinder cones are <100 m high, but Mount Gordon is a composite basaltic cinder-lava cone 5 km in diameter and 625 m high. Many of the cones retain their original constructional forms (Richter, in Wood and Kienle, 1990). Construction of the cone was preceded by the effusion of basaltic lava flows, and airfall deposits from the cone blanket the area. The precise age of the largely ice-covered Mount Gordon cinder cone is not known.
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