Buldir

Photo of this volcano
  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 52.35°N
  • 175.911°E

  • 656 m
    2152 ft

  • 311010
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Buldir.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Buldir.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Buldir.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History


The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Buldir. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Buldir page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History


There is no Deformation History data available for Buldir.

Emission History


There is no Emissions History data available for Buldir.

Photo Gallery


Winter snows drape Buldir, the westernmost Quaternary volcanic center of the 2500-km-long Aleutian arc. The older Buldir volcano lies at the center of the island and the younger East Cape volcano forms the NE portion. The age of the most recent eruptions is not known precisely, but has been estimated to be late Pleistocene or Holocene.

Photo by Fred Deines, 1987 (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 15 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 118205-1 Bomb -- --
NMNH 118205-10 Basaltic andesite tephra -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-11 Basaltic andesite bomb -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-12 Lapilli tephra -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-13 Pumiceous tephra -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-14 Basaltic andesite scoriaceous tephra -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-15 Basalt -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-2 Basalt tephra -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-3 Basaltic Andesite -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-4 Basaltic andesite lapilli tephra -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-5 Basaltic andesite lapilli tephra -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-6 Scoria -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-7 Ash -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-8 Debris flow -- 10 Sep 2015
NMNH 118205-9 Ash -- 10 Sep 2015

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