Fisher

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1830 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 54.65°N
  • 164.43°W

  • 1112 m
    3647 ft

  • 311350
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1830 Aug Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Mount Finch
1826 Oct 11 1827 Jan (?) Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Mount Finch
1795 (in or before) Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
0400 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Turquoise cone
3170 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Turquoise cone
7420 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed 6 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) NE and SW parts of Fisher caldera

Deformation History


Information about Deformation periods will be available soon.

Emission History


There is no Emissions History data is available for Fisher.

Photo Gallery


This 1974 view shows part of the interior of Fisher caldera on Unimak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands. Fisher is an 11 x 18 km caldera that formed about 9100 years ago during the eruption of compositionally zoned ash flows that overtopped topographic barriers more than 500 m in elevation. The caldera contains two large lakes and a smaller lake that drains through a notch in the south caldera rim. There has been one poorly documented historical eruption from Fisher in 1826.

Photo by Tom Miller, 1974 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 11 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 117233-174 Pumice -- --
NMNH 117233-175 Pumice -- --
NMNH 117233-176 Pumice -- --
NMNH 117233-177 Volcanic Bomb -- --
NMNH 117233-178 Tuff -- --
NMNH 117233-179 Pumice -- --
NMNH 117233-181 Pumice -- --
NMNH 117233-182 Glass -- --
NMNH 117233-185 Pumice -- --
NMNH 117233-186 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 117233-187 Obsidian -- --

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