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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
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 09:21 UTCM 1.4 / 2.7 km7 km- 100km NNW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sat, 13 May
Sat, 13 May 15:33 UTCM 1.5 / 12 km3 km- Alaska Peninsula
Fri, 12 May
Fri, 12 May 21:36 UTCM 1.8 / 8.8 km35 km- 72km N of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sat, 6 May
Sat, 6 May 22:13 UTCM 1.2 / 8.8 km13 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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