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Sarigan volcano

Stratovolcano 538 m / 1,765 ft
United States, Mariana Islands, 16.71°N / 145.78°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Sarigan volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Sarigan volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 20 Sep
Thu, 20 Sep 04:55 UTCM 5.0 / 214 km12 kmMariana Islands

Background:

Sarigan volcano forms a 3-km-long, roughly triangular island. A low truncated cone with a 750-m-wide summit crater contains a small ash cone. The youngest eruptions produced two lava domes from vents above and near the south crater rim. Lava flows from each dome reached the coast and extended out to sea, forming irregular shorelines. The northern flow overtopped the crater rim on the north and NW sides. The sparse vegetation on the flows indicates they are of Holocene age (Meijer and Reagan, 1981).
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