Amak

Photo of this volcano
  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1796 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 55.424°N
  • 163.149°W

  • 488 m
    1601 ft

  • 311390
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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Eruptive History


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


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1796 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
1700 1710 Confirmed   Historical Observations
2550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology

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.

Photo Gallery


The blocky slopes of Amak volcano rise above grassy wavecut terraces along the eastern coast of the island. Amak, the easternmost of the Aleutian Islands, is a small island stratovolcano that lies north of the tip of the Alaskan Peninsula. Like Bogoslof volcano, it lies north of the main Aleutian volcanic front. The summit of the small volcano is only 488 m above sea level. Blocky lava flows with prominent levees were emplaced in historical eruptions during 1700-1710 and in 1796.

Photo by Dave Roseneau, 2001 (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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