Redoubt – an introduction

Redoubt Volcano is a 10,200 foot (3,100 m) stratovolcano that sits around 110 mi (175 km) southwest from Anchorage. It is visible from South Anchorage. Closest inhabited towns to Redoubt are the Kenai – Soldotna – Nikiski area surrounding the mouth of the Kenai River, some 50 mi (80 km) east of the mountain across…

The Katmai Volcanic Complex

First an appropriately weasel-worded disclaimer….. The Katmai Volcanic Complex is one of the most complex, interconnected volcanic structures in the US. Within an area of 300 km2, it has five major stratovolcanoes, a caldera, and a dome marking the site of the largest eruption in the 20th Century – the Katmai – Novarupta eruption of…

Augustine Volcano

Mount Augustine is a relatively new volcanic vent in lower Cook Inlet, Alaska.  It sits about 70 miles WSW from Homer, Alaska, in the inlet itself, and 85 miles north of the Katmai – Novarupta complex.  It sits in an island measuring some 8 x 11 km with a single cone to 4,100 feet (1260…