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This data lists the historically active volcanoes of Alaska and the year of the last major eruptive event. The volcanoes listed meet at least one of the following criteria since 1700 CE: (1) documented, unquestioned eruption, or (2) a strongly suspected eruption, often an eruption documented in the historical account with very little information (current geologic knowledge must not contradict the eruption account), or (3) persistent (usually on the order of decades, but certainly longer than several months) fumaroles, with temperatures (where measured) within ~10 degrees C of the boiling point, or (4) significant, measured, volcanic-related, non-eruptive deformation, (5) documented earthquake swarm with strongly...
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Kasatochi is a small, isolated island volcano in the center of the Aleutian Island chain. It consists of a roughly circular cone approximately 3 km in diameter with a lake-filled central crater that is 1.2 km in diameter and extends from the highest point on the island to sea level. The oldest unit recognized is a thick series of mid-Pleistocene glaciovolcanic deposits consisting of autobrecciated lava, lahars, and volumetrically minor lava masses that we believe to have been emplaced underneath a regional ice cap. This unit is unconformably overlain by several massive Holocene lavas, above which lies a thick sequence of latest-Holocene pyroclastic deposits likely deposited during the crater-forming eruption. The...
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Okmok volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, explosively erupted over a five-week period between July 12 and August 23, 2008. The eruption was predominantly phreatomagmatic, producing fine-grained tephra that covered most of northeastern Umnak Island. The eruption had a maximum Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 4, with eruption column heights up to 16 km during the opening phase. Several craters and a master tuff cone formed in the caldera as a result of phreatomagmatic explosions and accumulated tephra-fall and surge deposits. Ascending magma continuously interacted with an extensive shallow groundwater table in the caldera, resulting in the phreatomagmatic character of the eruption. Syneruptive explosion and collapse...
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Between 1979 and 1982, the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) and the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, undertook an assessment of the states geothermal resources under a program jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the State of Alaska. During this period, reconnaissance investigations of more than 100 thermal spring sites and fumarole fields located in Alaska were conducted by DGGS.
Tags: Active Volcanoes, Adak Hot Springs, Adak Quadrangle, Akutan, Akutan Volcano, All tags...
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This dataset consists of the vector digital GIS files that were used to create sheet 1 of the "Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Okmok Volcano, Umnak Island, Alaska" (DGGS RI 2004-3). The map area is centered around Okmok Volcano, on eastern Umnak Island. The data includes volcano-hazard zones for ballistics, ash accumulation, pyroclastic flows, floods and lahars, and debris avalanches. Also included in the dataset are roads, trails, seismic station locations, continuous GPS station locations, creeks, and the location of the Fort Glenn airstrip.
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This data lists the historically active volcanoes of Alaska, their location in latitude/longitude decimal degrees, and the year of the last major eruptive event. The 52 volcanoes listed meet at least one of the following criteria since 1700 CE: (1) documented, unquestioned eruption, or (2) a strongly suspected eruption, often an eruption documented in the historical account with very little information (current geologic knowledge must not contradict the eruption account), or (3) persistent (usually on the order of decades, but certainly longer than several months) fumaroles, with temperatures (where measured) within ~10°C of the boiling point, or (4) significant, measured, volcanic-related, non-eruptive deformation,...
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The State of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) and Division of Oil & Gas (DOG) are currently engaged in a multi-year study of the hydrocarbon potential of the Tertiary and Mesozoic strata in Cook Inlet basin. Modal analyses and routine core analyses were performed on Tertiary and Mesozoic siltstones and sandstones collected during the 2007-2010 field seasons from six geographic areas in upper and lower Cook Inlet. The reservoir quality of Cook Inlet sandstones varies widely depending on their mineralogy, geologic age, burial depth, and depositional environment. Tuxedni and Naknek sandstones have poor reservoir quality and are likely to be of equally poor quality down dip. West Foreland sandstones...
Tags: Aleutian Arc, Beluga Basin, Bluff Point, Capps Glacier, Chert, All tags...
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The 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano included 19 major tephra-producing explosions. Mass per unit area (MPUA) ash fall sampling of the resulting deposits allowed us to create isomass contours of the ash fall. This dataset contains the vector digital shapefiles of the ash fall contours for the explosive events. In addition, a point digital shapefile is included that describes more than 400 ash fall samples that were collected. For a detailed account of the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, see Schaefer, J.R., ed., 2012, The 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, with contributions by Bull, Katharine, Cameron, Cheryl, Coombs, Michelle, Diefenbach, Angie, Lopez, Taryn, McNutt, Steve, Neal, Christina, Payne, Allison,...
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This shaded relief image of Okmok Volcano serves as the basemap for sheet 1 of the "Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Okmok Volcano, Umnak Island, Alaska" (DGGS RI 2004-3). The map area is centered around Okmok Volcano, on eastern Umnak Island. SRTM and AirSAR DEM datasets were combined in ArcGIS to produce a georeferenced shaded relief TIFF image of Okmok Volcano.
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Fisher volcano, containing the largest Holocene caldera in the Aleutian volcanic arc, is an active volcano near the center of Unimak Island, about 120 kilometers southwest of Cold Bay and about 175 kilometers northeast of Dutch Harbor. The volcano is composed of numerous small volcanic centers around and within a large, oval caldera 12 by 18 kilometers in diameter and 500 to 1,000 meters deep that formed during a catastrophic eruption about 9,400 years ago. Since then, more than 30 separate vents inside and outside the caldera have erupted; the most recent eruption occurred in 1826. These eruptions have produced lava flows and widespread tephra (volcanic ash) deposits, and have occasionally been accompanied by large...
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Kasatochi is a small, isolated island volcano in the center of the Aleutian Island chain. It consists of a roughly circular cone approximately 3 km in diameter with a lake-filled central crater that is 1.2 km in diameter and extends from the highest point on the island to sea level. The oldest unit recognized is a thick series of mid-Pleistocene glaciovolcanic deposits consisting of autobrecciated lava, lahars, and volumetrically minor lava masses that we believe to have been emplaced underneath a regional ice cap. This unit is unconformably overlain by several massive Holocene lavas, above which lies a thick sequence of latest-Holocene pyroclastic deposits likely deposited during the crater-forming eruption. The...
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This data lists the historically active volcanoes of Alaska and the year of the last major eruptive event. The volcanoes listed meet at least one of the following criteria since 1700 CE: 1) Documented, unquestioned eruption OR 2) A strongly suspected eruption, often an eruption documented in a historical account with very little information. Current geologic knowledge must not contradict the eruption account, OR 3) Persistent (usually on the order of decades, but certainly longer than several months) fumaroles, with temperatures (where measured) within approximately 10 degrees C of the boiling point, OR 4) Significant, measured, volcanic-related, non-eruptive deformation, OR 5) Documented earthquake swarm with strongly...
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This 30-meter, horizontal, cell-size, shaded relief, georeferenced TIFF image of Okmok Volcano, Umnak Island, Alaska, was created by combining digital elevation model (DEM) data provided by NASA's shuttle radar topography mission (SRTM) and the aircraft-mounted synthetic aperture radar (AirSAR) mission.


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