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Kagamil volcano

Stratovolcano 893 m / 2,930 ft
United States, Aleutian Islands, 52.97°N / -169.72°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kagamil volcano eruptions: 1929 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 11 Oct
Thu, 11 Oct 15:33 UTCM 1.8 / 0.8 km29 km- 46km SW of Nikolski, Alaska

Background:

Kagamil Island lies near the NE end of the Islands of the Four Mountains archipelago in the central Aleutians, between Chuginadak and Uliaga Islands. The southern half of 5 x 10 km Kagamil Island contains two undissected cones of postglacial age with small summit craters. The larger, 893-m-high cone is located at the SE end of the NNW-SSE-trending volcano. Arcuate ridges at the northern and southern ends of the island suggest a possible earlier caldera. Hot springs and fumaroles occur along a steaming beach at the SE coast. The early explorer Veniaminof (1840) indicated that Kagamil formerly "flamed and smoked," but the only eruptive report is of unspecified activity in 1929 (Coats 1950).
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