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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kukak volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 19 Sep
Wed, 19 Sep 02:38 UTCM 0.4 / 4.3 km2 km- 101km NNW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Tue, 18 Sep
Tue, 18 Sep 18:12 UTCM 2.0 / 0.8 km6 km- 98km NNW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Tue, 18 Sep 09:29 UTCM 0.7 / 4.1 km10 km- 106km NNW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Mon, 17 Sep
Mon, 17 Sep 06:19 UTCM 2.2 / 82 km15 km- 104km N of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sun, 2 Sep
Sun, 2 Sep 01:05 UTCM 1.1 / 0.3 km17 km- 107km ESE of King Salmon, 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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