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A physiographically prominent, approximately 40 square km plateau lies roughly 20 km east of Mount Spurr volcano, northwestern Cook Inlet region, Alaska, and comprises the preserved remnant of a volcaniclastic succession, designated in this study as map unit Qvc. Although this readily mappable package of volcaniclastic rocks has been recognized in numerous studies during the past five decades, uncertainties regarding its age and origin have persisted. We describe the general characteristics of the volcaniclastic plateau, provide new age constraints for deposits, present lithofacies descriptions and interpretations of the volcaniclastic strata, and synthesize our observations and lithofacies analysis to propose an...
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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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The Tyonek area in the northwestern Cook Inlet trough is rich in petroleum, coal, geothermal, aggregate, and timber resources, but the detailed geologic mapping necessary for planning future resource development exists only in part of the area. This report and geologic map provide basic surficial-geologic information useful for exploiting those resources and planning future utility corridor developments. In addition to mapping of surficial geologic units, we provide discussion of strategraphic evidence pertaining to physiographic relations and geologic history of volcaniclastic deposits derived from ancestral Mount Spurr, multiple phases of Quaternary glacial activity, Chakachatna River valley landslide complexes...
Tags: Alaska Earthquake 1964, Alluvial Fan, Beluga Plateau, Beluga River, Blockade Glacier, All tags...
A mass of snow and ice 400-m-wide and 105-m-thick began melting in the summit crater of Mount Chiginagak volcano sometime between November 2004 and early May 2005, presumably owing to increased heat flux from the hydrothermal system, or possibly from magma intrusion and degassing. In early May 2005, an estimated 3.8 × 106 m3 of sulfurous, clay-rich debris and acidic water, with an accompanying acidic aerosol component, exited the crater through a tunnel at the base of a glacier that breaches the south crater rim. Over 27 km downstream, the acidic waters of the flood inundated an important salmon spawning drainage, acidifying Mother Goose Lake from surface to depth (approximately 0.5 km3 in volume at a pH of 2.9...
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Debris flows, debris avalanches, mud flows and lahars arefast-moving landslides that occur in a wide variety of environmentsthroughout the world. They are particularly dangerous to life andproperty because they move quickly, destroy objects in their paths,and can strike with little warning. The purpose of this map is toshow where debris flows have occurred in the conterminous UnitedStates and where these slope movements might be expected in thefuture.
Tags: 1500 - Hazards, 1503 - Landslides, 3200 - Raster, 3220 - Grid, Alabama, All tags...
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Debris flows, debris avalanches, mud flows and lahars arefast-moving landslides that occur in a wide variety of environmentsthroughout the world. They are particularly dangerous to life andproperty because they move quickly, destroy objects in their paths,and can strike with little warning. The purpose of this map is toshow where debris flows have occurred in the conterminous UnitedStates and where these slope movements might be expected in thefuture.
Tags: 1500 - Hazards, 1503 - Landslides, 3100 - Vector, 3110 - ESRI, 3112 - export, All tags...
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Mount Chiginagak is a hydrothermally active volcano on the Alaska Peninsula, approximately 170 km south-southwest of King Salmon, Alaska. This small stratovolcano, approximately 8 km in diameter, has erupted through Tertiary to Permian sedimentary and igneous rocks. The eruptive products of Chiginagak volcano record a history of chiefly andesite lava flows and associated block-and-ash flows. The oldest lavas exposed are Pleistocene in age and are found everywhere around the edifice except in the northeast sector, where Holocene lava flows dominate the landscape. Holocene activity has covered the northeast flank with rubbly-topped andesite lava flows that extend as far as 4.6 km from their source vent at the summit...
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Mount Chiginagak is a hydrothermally active volcano on the Alaska Peninsula, approximately 170 km south-southwest of King Salmon, Alaska. This small stratovolcano, approximately 8 km in diameter, has erupted through Tertiary to Permian sedimentary and igneous rocks. The eruptive products of Chiginagak volcano record a history of chiefly andesite lava flows and associated block-and-ash flows. The oldest lavas exposed are Pleistocene in age and are found everywhere around the edifice except in the northeast sector, where Holocene lava flows dominate the landscape. Holocene activity has covered the northeast flank with rubbly-topped andesite lava flows that extend as far as 4.6 km from their source vent at the summit...
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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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The California volcano locations, threat rank and hazard zones data release contains two shapefiles for download or use as a web map service. The California Volcanic Center Locations shapefile was created to provide a generalized location of volcano hazard sources. The California Volcano Hazard Zones shapefile was created from previously published hazard zone reports. Specific details about each file can be found in the metadata included with each file and the read-me document for this data release. Together, these files were used to define California Volcano Hazards for the GIS analysis that supports conclusions in the California's exposure to volcano hazards report. Geologists produce hazard zone maps to convey...
Categories: Data; Types: ArcGIS REST Map Service, ArcGIS Service Definition, Downloadable, Map Service; Tags: Alpine County, Ash, Ballistic, Butte County, California, All tags...


    map background search result map search result map Map showing inventory and regional susceptibility forHolocene debris flows and related fast moving landslides inthe conterminous United States: Raster data Map showing inventory and regional susceptibility forHolocene debris flows and related fast moving landslides inthe conterminous United States: vector data Geologic context, age constraints, and sedimentology of a Pleistocene volcaniclastic succession near Mount Spurr volcano, south-central Alaska Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Fisher volcano, Unimak Island, Alaska The 2008 phreatomagmatic eruption of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska: Chronology, deposits, and landform changes Surficial geology of the Tyonek area, south-central Tyonek Quadrangle, Alaska Geologic map of Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska Geologic map of Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska California volcano locations, threat rank and hazard zones Geologic context, age constraints, and sedimentology of a Pleistocene volcaniclastic succession near Mount Spurr volcano, south-central Alaska Geologic map of Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska Geologic map of Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska Surficial geology of the Tyonek area, south-central Tyonek Quadrangle, Alaska The 2008 phreatomagmatic eruption of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska: Chronology, deposits, and landform changes Preliminary volcano-hazard assessment for Fisher volcano, Unimak Island, Alaska California volcano locations, threat rank and hazard zones Map showing inventory and regional susceptibility forHolocene debris flows and related fast moving landslides inthe conterminous United States: vector data Map showing inventory and regional susceptibility forHolocene debris flows and related fast moving landslides inthe conterminous United States: Raster data