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Ugashik-Peulik volcano

Stratovolcano 1474 m / 4,836 ft
United States, Alaska Peninsula, 57.75°N / -156.37°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Ugashik-Peulik volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Ugashik-Peulik volcano eruptions: 1814 
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 5 Jul 2019
Fri, 5 Jul 11:34 UTCM 0.6 / 30 km27 km124km W of Larsen Bay, Alaska (USA)

Background:

The Ugashik-Peulik volcanic complex lies south of Becharof Lake and east of Upper Ugashik Lake. Late-Pleistocene caldera formation at Ugashik volcano was followed by the emplacement of at least 5 Holocene lava domes within the 4.5-km-wide caldera. Most of the caldera walls consist of basement sandstones of Jurassic age. Following caldera formation the small, 3 cu km Peulik stratovolcano grew 2.5 km to the north to a height of 1474 m, more than 500 m above that of Ugashik. Lava flows from Peulik cover the caldera rim to the south and extend to Becharof Lake, 6 km to the north. A small lava dome at 1200 m elevation on the east flank of Peulik was the source of a small block-and-ash flow. The summit of Peulik volcano contains a 1.5-km-wide crater breached to the west that is partially filled by a lava dome. Debris-avalanche deposits cover a 75 sq km area to the NW. A single documented historical eruption took place from Peulik volcano in 1814.
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