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Stratovolcano 2857 m / 9,373 ft
Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 54.76°N / -163.97°WCurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsShishaldin volcano booksShishaldin volcano eruptions:
2014-15, 2008 (?), 2004, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1986-87, 1981 (?), 1979, 1978, 1976, 1975, 1967, 1963, 1955, 1953, 1951, 1948, 1946-47, 1932, 1929, 1928, 1927, 1925, 1922, 1912 (?), 1901, 1899 (?), 1898, 1897 (?), 1883, 1880-81, 1865 (?), 1842, 1838, 1830, 1927-29, 1826, 1825, 1824, 1790 (?), 1775-78Typical eruption style:
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Shishaldin volcano news & activity updates:
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 20:32
Renewed lava effusion has been detected and is contained within the crater. AVO raised the status to ORANGE/WATCH.
Mon, 7 Oct 2019, 06:38
Weakly elevated surface temperatures observed in partly cloudy satellite data over the past day. Weak tremor continues
at Shishaldin volcano. ...more
Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 21:54
Seismicity at the volcano has decreased over the past few weeks to levels slightly above background. In addition, satellite views of the volcano over the same period show a decrease in surface temperatures at the summit. Eruptive activity appears to have ended or paused. ...more
Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 12:05
AVO reported that satellite images of Shishaldin acquired on 28 July showed a small spatter cone with lava flows in the summit crater. During 31 July-6 August continuous weak tremor was recorded by the seismic network and elevated surface temperatures were sometimes visible in satellite images. ...more
Wed, 24 Jul 2019, 20:44
The new lava lake seen during an overflight. Credit: David Fee, AVO/UAF-GI.
Recent unrest (seismic tremor, thermal anomalies) has increased and a new, very minor eruption is underway. AVO field crews observed a small lava lake inside the deep funnel-shaped summit crater, but the activity has been contained within the crater so far. This is similar to the last eruption in 2014-15. The alert level has been raised to ORANGE/WATCH. A more substantial eruption is possible (like that of 1999) but there is no indication of this occurring so far.
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