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Mageik volcano

Stratovolcano 2165? m / 7,103 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.2°N / -155.25°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Mageik volcano eruptions: 500 BC ± 50 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 13 Dec
Thu, 13 Dec 10:55 UTCM 0.4 / 2.5 km2 km- 93km SE of King Salmon, Alaska
Wed, 12 Dec
Wed, 12 Dec 23:52 UTCM 0.2 / 2.2 km3 km- 92km SE of King Salmon, Alaska
Fri, 7 Dec
Fri, 7 Dec 07:04 UTCM 0.1 / 1.8 km2 km- 93km SE of King Salmon, Alaska
Tue, 4 Dec
Tue, 4 Dec 17:29 UTCM 1.1 / 1.4 km2 km- 97km SE of King Salmon, Alaska
Tue, 4 Dec 04:26 UTCM 0.2 / 2.8 km4 km- 102km NW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
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Background:

Mount Mageik is a broad ice-capped stratovolcano at the head of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes across Katmai Pass from Trident volcano. Four small overlapping peaks form the broad summit, three of which lie along a NE-SW trend south of the northern peak. The central summit consists of a lava dome, while the east, SW, and north volcanoes are capped by fragmental cones with ice-filled craters. The three westernmost summits are glaciated and of primarily Pleistocene age, but the East Mageik summit cone was the source of at least six Holocene eruptive episodes and fed Holocene lava flows that descended toward Katmai Pass and blanket the NE-to-SE flanks of the volcano. A young, 300-m-wide explosion crater between the east and central summits that formed about 2400-2500 years ago contains a shallow, acidic lake and many superheated fumarole jets. Three Holocene debris avalanches from south-flank failures descended into the Martin Creek drainages, one perhaps reaching the coast. Reports of historical eruptions from Mageik were questioned by Miller et al. (1998) and Hildreth and Fierstein (2000).
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