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Novarupta volcano

Caldera 841 m / 2,759 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 58.27°N / -155.16°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Novarupta volcano eruptions: 1912 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 16 Jul
Mon, 16 Jul 09:51 UTCM 1.2 / 5.5 km6 km- 98km NW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sun, 24 Jun
Sun, 24 Jun 11:01 UTCM 0.4 / 9 km4 km- 100km NW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sat, 23 Jun
Sat, 23 Jun 19:33 UTCM 1.45 km- 100km NW of Larsen Bay, Alaska
Sat, 23 Jun 16:36 UTCM 2.2 / 144.2 km31 km- 70km ESE of King Salmon, Alaska
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Background:

Novarupta, the least topographically prominent volcano in the Katmai area, was formed during a major eruption in 1912. This eruption was the world's largest during the 20th century and produced a voluminous rhyolitic airfall tephra and the renowned Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes (VTTS) ash flow. At the end of the eruption a small, 65-m-high, 400-m-wide lava dome grew to an elevation of 841 m within the source vent of the VTTS ashflow, a 2-km-wide area of subsidence NW of Trident volcano. The NE side of the Falling Mountain lava dome of the Trident volcanic cluster, as well as Broken Mountain and Baked Mountain, was removed by collapse of the Novarupta depression, which is marked by radial and scalloped arcuate fractures. Much larger collapse took place at Katmai volcano, 10 km to the east, where a 3 x 4 km wide caldera formed in response to magma reservoir drainage toward Novarupta.
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