Emmons Lake Volcanic Complex from the west looking east, photo courtesy AVO, Oct 2008

Emmons Lake Volcanic Complex, Alaska

When putting together a quick post on the most recent Pavlof eruption, I came across its home, the previously unknown (to me) Emmons Lake Volcanic Complex. Like the Katmai Volcanic Complex or the volcanic complex that contains Kamen, Tolbachik and Bezymianny in Kamchatka, Emmons Lake crams multiple active stratovolcanoes within a few tens of kilometers…

Fumaroles on the north flank of Mount Chiginagak
Photo courtesy Robert Dreeszen, March 28, 2014,  http://www.avo.alaska.edu/images/image.php?id=58161

Mount Chiginagak

Mount Chiginagak sits some 600 km southwest of Anchorage, roughly situated on the Alaska Peninsula between Aniakchak and the Katmai Volcanic Complex.  It is a single peak that tops out at just over 2,200 M.  The peak itself is composed primarily of andesitic and pyroclastic layers.  It also has basalt lava flows with some evidence…

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Shishaldin on orange alert

Shishaldn is on alert level orange ( April 16th 2014) and has been since January., which means it is on watch. Some puffs of smoke have been detected and there was a heat signature back in march. So i thought it worth a post so our readers can keep in eye on this beautiful volcano.…

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Wrangell Volcanic Field

The Wrangell Volcanic Field stretches from the Yukon Territory, Canada northwest into central Alaska. Total coverage of over 10,000 km2 from 12 major eruptive centers. Ages range from 26 MY to around 200,000 years ago, with the most recent activity being toward the western end of the field. There are a pair of volcanoes identified…