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Kaguyak volcano

Lava domes 901 m / 2,956 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.61°N / -154.03°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Kaguyak volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kaguyak volcano eruptions: 3850 BC (?) 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 19 May
Fri, 19 May 20:56 UTCM 2.0 / 110 km31 km- 113km SSE of Old Iliamna, Alaska
Mon, 15 May
Mon, 15 May 17:44 UTCM 1.413 km- 125km SE of Old Iliamna, Alaska
Sat, 6 May
Sat, 6 May 05:14 UTCM 1.7 / 0.6 km6 km- 125km SE of Old Iliamna, Alaska
Thu, 4 May
Thu, 4 May 23:47 UTCM 2.0 / 3.8 km2 km- 128km SE of Old Iliamna, Alaska
Fri, 28 Apr
Fri, 28 Apr 12:57 UTCM 2.7 / 107.1 km26 km- 113km E of King Salmon, Alaska
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Background:

The small, but spectacular 2.5-km-wide Kaguyak caldera in the NE part of Katmai National Park is filled by a >180-m-deep lake whose surface lies more than 550 m below the caldera rim. Kaguyak volcano is only 901 m high, but rises directly from lowland areas near sea level south of the Big River. Initially considered to be a typical stratovolcano truncated by a caldera, the pre-caldera edifice has been shown to consist of nine continuguous late-Pleistocene lava dome clusters, most of which lie east of the present caldera. A large post-caldera lava dome extends into the lake on the SW side and another dome forms a small island in the center of the lake. The youthful caldera is unglaciated, and distal tephras from the caldera-forming eruption have been radiocarbon dated at about 5800 years before present. Voluminous dacitic pyroclastic-flow deposits surround the caldera and reached Shelikof Strait to the SE.
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