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Friday, Feb 10, 2017
The recent earthquake swarm calmed down again and there are no other signs the volcano might be heading towards a new eruption. ... [more]
Location of the recent M4 earthquakes beneath Takawangha volcano (yellow circles)
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
The alert level of the volcano was raised to yellow as the Alaska Volcano Observatory detected an energetic earthquake swarm on Tanaga Island 6-7 km ESE of the volcano. ... [more]
 

Takawangha volcano

Stratovolcano 1449 m / 4,754 ft
Tanaga Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 51.87°N / -178.01°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 10 Feb 2017
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Takawangha volcano eruptions: 1550 (?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 21 Nov
Tue, 21 Nov 20:01 UTCM 2.0 / 13.8 km22 km- 30km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Sat, 4 Nov
Sat, 4 Nov 02:23 UTCM 1.9 / 6.7 km26 km- 32km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Mon, 16 Oct
Mon, 16 Oct 19:08 UTCM 1.7 / 26.7 km36 km- 36km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Fri, 13 Oct
Fri, 13 Oct 07:14 UTCM 3.9 / 4.8 km34 km- 38km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
Fri, 13 Oct 07:10 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km42 km- 42km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska
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Background:

Takawangha is a 1449-m-high, youthful volcano with an ice-filled caldera on northern Tanaga Island, near the western end of the Andreanof Islands. Takawangha lies across a saddle from historically active Tanaga volcano to the west; older, deeply eroded volcanoes lie adjacent to Takawangha on the east. The summit of the dominantly basaltic to basaltic-andesite volcano is largely ice covered, with the exception of five Holocene craters that during the last few thousand years produced explosive eruptions and lava flows that reached the lower flanks of the volcano. No historical eruptions are known from Takawangha, although radiocarbon dating indicates explosive eruptions have occurred within the past several hundred years.
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