Recheschnoi

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 53.157°N
  • 168.539°W

  • 1984 m
    6508 ft

  • 311280
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Recheschnoi. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Recheschnoi page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


Russian Bay valley is located on the NE flank of the heavily eroded Recheschnoi volcano. Glacial dissection is most pronounced on the NE side. However, this side of the volcano also contains some Holocene rhyolitic lava domes and a large thermal area that includes a geyser.

Photo by Chris Nye (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys).
See title for photo information.
Mount Recheschnoi is a 1984-m stratovolcano on Umnak Island that has been extensively dissected by glaciers. This 1985 view from the SW shows the elongated NE-SW-trending summit ridge, which is dissected by deep valleys. Although no historical eruptions are known, Holocene pyroclastic cones and lava domes occur on the east and west flanks, and a large thermal area including hot springs and a geyser is found on the NE flank.

Photo by Chris Nye (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys).
See title for photo information.
The effects of erosion are visible in this view from the SW of two prominent stratovolcanoes on SW Umnak Island in the Aleutians. Mount Vsevidof (left) is a symmetrical, constructional volcano where frequent eruptions, which have continued into historical time, have overcome the effects of erosion. Recheschnoi volcano (right), in contrast, has been inactive for longer periods of time and has been extensively dissected by glaciers. Only small pyroclastic cones and lava domes have erupted during the past 10,000 years.

Photo by Chris Nye, 1985 (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Recheschnoi in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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