Kukak volcano

Stratovolcano 2043 m / 6,703 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.45°N / -154.36°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kukak volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, October 21, 2021 20:23 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Oct 21, 2021 12:23 pm (GMT -8) (Oct 21, 2021 20:23 GMT)
2.4

74 km
37 km (23 mi)
86 Km NW of Aleneva, Alaska
Oct 20, 2021 11:12 pm (GMT -8) (Oct 21, 2021 07:12 GMT)
1.8

4.3 km
24 km (15 mi)
89 Km N of Karluk, Alaska
Friday, October 15, 2021 20:09 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 15, 2021 12:09 pm (GMT -8) (Oct 15, 2021 20:09 GMT)
1.8

81 km
26 km (16 mi)
76 Km NNE of Karluk, Alaska
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 03:01 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 12, 2021 7:01 pm (GMT -8) (Oct 13, 2021 03:01 GMT)
1.7

77 km
27 km (17 mi)
69 Km WNW of Aleneva, Alaska

Background

The almost completely ice-covered Kukak volcano lies west of Hallo Bay near the NE end of a glacier-mantled range extending from Mount Katmai. Kukak volcano contains a vigorous fumarole field at the southern base of the hydrothermally altered northern summit and is the only one of the Denison-Steller-Kukak chain of volcanoes to display geothermal activity. Two reports of historical eruptions at Kukak from Hantke (1959) appear to be erroneous. The report of a 1951 eruption is an apparent reference to a July 22, 1951 ashfall at Kukak Bay, which was attributed by Muller et al. (1954) to Martin volcano. A 1953 explosive "eruption" was single large puff of steam followed by steaming from caverns in Hook Glacier (Muller et al., 1954).
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