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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kukak volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 15 Jan
Tue, 15 Jan 00:18 UTCM 3.4 / 87 km6 km KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
Sun, 13 Jan
Sun, 13 Jan 04:38 UTCM 2.2 / 96 km4 km- 98km NNW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Fri, 11 Jan
Fri, 11 Jan 13:47 UTCM 2.0 / 60.5 km11 km- 124km NNW of Kodiak Station, Alaska
Thu, 10 Jan
Thu, 10 Jan 06:49 UTCM 2.5 / 145 km37 km- 111km S of Old Iliamna, Alaska
Thu, 3 Jan
Thu, 3 Jan 18:51 UTCM 4.7 / 86 km4 km ALASKA PENINSULA
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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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