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Alagogshak description and information

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Type:Stratocone
Most Recent Activity:
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 5495 ft (1675 m)
Latitude: 58.15737° N
Longitude:155.39839° W
Quadrangle:Mt Katmai
CAVW Number:
Pronunciation: Sound file
Nearby towns:Kanatak 47 mi (76 km) SW
Karluk 53 mi (86 km) SE
King Salmon 58 mi (94 km) NW
Larsen Bay 68 mi (109 km) SE
Anchorage 285 mi (459 km) NE
DESCRIPTION
From Hildreth and others (1999): "Alagogshak volcano, a newly recognized volcanic-front stratovolcano on the Alaska Peninsula rangecrest, 15 km southwest of Katmai Pass, produced 10-18 km3 of andesite-dacite eruptive products during several episodes of activity in the middle and late Pleistocene. From a central vent marked by hydrothermal alteration and remnants of a cratered fragmental cone on the present-day drainage divide, glacially incised stacks of lava flows (57-66 percent SiO,) dip radially and extend 6-10 km in most directions. Lava flows that make up four ridge-capping outliers well west of the volcano may also have erupted there. The medium-K calcalkaline Alagogshak eruptive suite is compositionally varied, probably reflecting independent evolution of different magma batches supplied in several episodes spread intermittently over at least 600,000 years."
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