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Mageik volcano

Stratovolcano 2165? m / 7,103 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.2°N / -155.25°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Mageik volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Mageik volcano eruptions: 500 BC ± 50 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 12 Nov
Sun, 12 Nov 20:56 UTCM 2.3 / 3.8 km9 km- 103km NNW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sun, 12 Nov 15:44 UTCM 1.1 / 65 km34 km- 62km ESE of King Salmon, Alaska
Thu, 9 Nov
Thu, 9 Nov 16:48 UTCM 3.3 / 14 km8 km ALASKA PENINSULA
Wed, 8 Nov
Wed, 8 Nov 19:15 UTCM 0.4 / 5 km2 km- 96km SE of King Salmon, Alaska
Tue, 7 Nov
Tue, 7 Nov 20:58 UTCM 0.3 / 5 km1 km- 95km SE of King Salmon, 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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