Martin volcano

Stratovolcano 1863 m / 6,112 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.17°N / -155.36°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Martin volcano eruptions: 1953 

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
17 Jun 2021 18:30:19 GMT
0.7

1.5 km
48 km (30 mi)
96 Km E of King Salmon, Alaska
17 Jun 2021 08:32:11 GMT
0.6

4.2 km
48 km (30 mi)
94 Km E of King Salmon, Alaska
Wed, 16 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
16 Jun 2021 01:49:55 GMT
0.1

2.5 km
1 km (0.6 mi)
87 Km NW of Karluk, Alaska
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
13 Jun 2021 18:50:11 GMT
0.4

1 km
3.3 km (2.1 mi)
83 Km NW of Karluk, Alaska
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
11 Jun 2021 06:52:58 GMT
1.5

3.2 km
45 km (28 mi)
68 Km SW of Karluk, Alaska

Background

The mostly ice-covered Mount Martin stratovolcano lies at the SW end of the Katmai volcano cluster in Katmai National Park. The volcano was named for George C. Martin, the first person to visit and describe the Katmai area after the 1912 eruption. Mount Martin is capped by a 300-m-wide summit crater, which is ice-free because of an almost-constant steam plume and contains a shallow acidic lake. The edifice of Martin volcano overlies glaciated lava flows of the adjacent mid- to late-Pleistocene Alagoshak volcano on the WSW and was constructed entirely during the Holocene. Mount Martin consists of a small fragmental cone that was the source of ten thick overlapping blocky dacitic lava flows, largely uneroded by glaciers, that descend 10 km to the NW, cover 31 sq km, and form about 95% of the eruptive volume of the volcano. Two reports of historical eruptions that originated from uncertain sources were attributed by Muller et al. (1954) to Martin.
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Martin Photos

Mt Pelée volcano on Martinique Island (Photo: Richard Arculus)
Mt Pelée volcano on Martinique Island (Photo: Richard Arculus)
Ruth and Martina waiting for dinner. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ruth and Martina waiting for dinner. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Martin taking pictures, while others just wake up to admire the lava flow in front of us again. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Martin taking pictures, while others just wake up to admire the lava flow in front of us again. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Martin taking pictures (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Martin taking pictures (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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