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Report on Korovin (United States) — 8 March-14 March 2006

Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 8 March-14 March 2006
Managing Editor: Sally Kuhn Sennert

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 2006. Report on Korovin (United States). In: Sennert, S K (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 8 March-14 March 2006. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

Volcano Profile |  Weekly Report (8 March-14 March 2006)


Korovin

United States

52.381°N, 174.166°W; summit elev. 1518 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


AVO decreased the Concern Color Code at Korovin from Yellow to Green (the lowest level) on 8 March. After raising the Concern Color Code on 22 February in response to increased seismicity, the rate of micro-earthquakes stabilized and then declined. During 1-8 March, seismicity was near background levels and no unusual activity was seen on satellite imagery or by observers.

Geologic Background. Korovin, the most frequently active volcano of the large volcanic complex at the NE tip of Atka Island, contains a 1533-m-high double summit with two craters located along a NW-SE line. The NW summit has a small crater, but the 1-km-wide crater of the SE cone has an unusual, open cylindrical vent of widely variable depth that sometimes contains a crater lake or a high magma column. A fresh-looking cinder cone lies on the flank of partially dissected Konia volcano, located on the SE flank. The volcano is dominantly basaltic in composition, although some late-stage dacitic lava flows are present on both Korovin and Konia.

Source: US Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)