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Semisopochnoi volcano covered by clouds from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Friday, Dec 27, 2019
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported that ash plumes reached 5,000 ft (1,500 m) altitude and drifted about 15 km SE on 14 and 17 December. ... [more]
Seismic signal from Semisopochnoi volcano as recorded on Adak Island (image: AVO)
Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
An eruption is probably occurring at the volcano. The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) detected seismic signals of strong volcanic tremor, probably corresponding to the arrival of magma in the summit vent, but the nature of the eruption itself is unclear: ... [more]
 

Semisopochnoi volcano

Stratovolcano 1221 m / 4,006 ft
United States, Aleutian Islands, 51.93°N / 179.58°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 27 Dec 2019
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Semisopochnoi volcano eruptions: 2019, 2018, 1987 No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Semisopochnoi, the largest subaerial volcano of the western Aleutians, is 20 km wide at sea level and contains an 8-km-wide caldera. It formed as a result of collapse of a low-angle, dominantly basaltic volcano following the eruption of a large volume of dacitic pumice. The high point of the island is 1221-m-high Anvil Peak, a double-peaked late-Pleistocene cone that forms much of the island's northern part. The three-peaked 774-m-high Mount Cerberus volcano was constructed during the Holocene within the caldera. Each of the peaks contains a summit crater; lava flows on the northern flank of Cerberus appear younger than those on the southern side. Other post-caldera volcanoes include the symmetrical 855-m-high Sugarloaf Peak SSE of the caldera and Lakeshore Cone, a small cinder cone at the edge of Fenner Lake in the NE part of the caldera. Most documented historical eruptions have originated from Cerberus, although Coats (1950) considered that both Sugarloaf and Lakeshore Cone within the caldera could have been active during historical time.
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