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Frosty Peak description and information

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Official Name: Frosty Peak
Type:Stratovolcanoes
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Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 6299 ft (1920 m)
Latitude: 55.0673° N
Longitude:162.8354° W
Quadrangle:Cold Bay
CAVW Number:312010
Pronunciation: Sound file
Associated Features:Summit cone
N caldera
S caldera
Nearby towns:Cold Bay 9 mi (15 km) NE
King Cove 21 mi (33 km) SE
False Pass 27 mi (44 km) SW
Belkofski 32 mi (51 km) NE
Anchorage 633 mi (1018 km) NE
DESCRIPTION
From Smithsonian Institution, online database, accessed December 8, 2003: "Frosty volcano, the youngest of two large volcanic structures of the Cold Bay volcanic complex, is the westernmost Holocene volcano of the Alaska Peninsula. The oldest products of the roughly 100 cu km Cold Bay complex, which lies SW of the village of Cold Bay, form the glacially dissected late-Pliocene to early Pleistocene Morzhovoi Volcanics at the southern end of the complex. Frosty Peak to the north is a symmetrical late-Pleistocene to Recent stratovolcano constructed within the southernmost of two coalescing craters. The western wall of the ice-filled northern crater is breached by a large valley glacier. The symmetrical summit cone rises about 600 m above the floor of the southern crater."
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