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Kukak volcano

Stratovolcano 2043 m / 6,703 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.45°N / -154.36°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kukak volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 23 Feb
Thu, 23 Feb 03:42 UTCM 2.9 / 72.6 km27 km- 86km N of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sat, 18 Feb
Sat, 18 Feb 20:34 UTCM 1.7 / 110.2 km27 km- 112km SSE of Old Iliamna, Alaska
Sat, 18 Feb 02:50 UTCM 2.4 / 90.4 km14 km- 98km N of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Wed, 15 Feb
Wed, 15 Feb 19:54 UTCM 2.01 km- 101km NW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Wed, 15 Feb 14:36 UTCM 2.114 km- 118km N of Larsen Bay, Alaska
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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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