Report on Fourpeaked (United States) — 4 October-10 October 2006

Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 4 October-10 October 2006
Managing Editor: Sally Kuhn Sennert

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 2006. Report on Fourpeaked (United States). In: Sennert, S K (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 4 October-10 October 2006. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

Volcano Profile |  Weekly Report (4 October-10 October 2006)


Fourpeaked

United States

58.77°N, 153.672°W; summit elev. 2105 m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


The AVO reported that volcanic unrest continued at Fourpeaked during 30 September-6 October. A seismometer that was installed on 25 September indicated ongoing low-level seismicity. Due to the limited number of seismometers, earthquake epicenters were not located. Emission rates of sulfur dioxide were high, similar to the previous week.

Geologic Background. Poorly known Fourpeaked volcano in NE Katmai National Park consists of isolated outcrops surrounded by the Fourpeaked Glacier, which descends eastward almost to the Shelikof Strait. The orientation of andesitic lava flows and extensive hydrothermal alteration of rocks near the present summit suggest that it probably marks the vent area. Eruptive activity during the Holocene had not been confirmed prior to the first historical eruption in September 2006. A N-trending fissure extending 1 km from the summit produced minor ashfall.

Source: US Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO)