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Davidof Island description and information

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Data
Location
Facts
Official Name: Davidof Island
Type:Caldera remnant
Most Recent Activity:
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 1076 ft (328 m)
Latitude: 51.9542° N
Longitude:178.326° E
Quadrangle:Rat Islands
CAVW Number:311040
Pronunciation: Sound file
Nearby towns:Adak 73 mi (117 km) SE
Atka 176 mi (283 km) NE
Shemya Station 186 mi (299 km) NW
Attu Station 224 mi (361 km) NW
Anchorage 1241 mi (1998 km) NE
Description
From Wood and Kienle (1990): "Davidof, Khvostof, and nearby small islands Pyramid and Lopy rise 100 m above a submarine platform as the remnants of a collapsed caldera. This 'Aleutian Krakatoa' is thought to have formed during the late Tertiary, but the volcano is essentially unstudied. The islands are covered by vegetation; however lava flows can be recognized on aerial photographs. Lavas and pyroclastic layers form the islands, and rocks on the northern part of Davidof and Lopy Island are intensely hydrothermally altered."
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