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Amak

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  • 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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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

There is data available for 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

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
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Amak.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Amak.

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.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Cold Bay
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1987
Series: Sectional Aero Chart
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Cold Bay
Title: United States
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States
Year: 1987
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of United States
Title: Map Showing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Craters in Alaska
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1986
Series: Misc Investigations
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Map Showing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Craters in Alaska
Title: Saint George Basin Regional Map
Publisher: USDI Minerals Management Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: OCSRM maps
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Saint George Basin Regional Map
Title: N Aleutian Basin, Gulf of AK
Publisher: USDI Minerals Management Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: OCSRM maps
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of N Aleutian Basin, Gulf of AK
Title: False Pass
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of False Pass
Title: N Pacific Ocean, NOS Seamount Series
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1973
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of N Pacific Ocean, NOS Seamount Series
Title: Magnetic Map of N Pacific Ocean
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1973
Series: Seamap
Map Type: Geophysical (Magnetic)
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Magnetic Map of N Pacific Ocean
Title: Gravity Map of N Pacific Ocean
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1973
Series: Seamap
Map Type: Geophysical (Gravity)
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Gravity Map of N Pacific Ocean
Title: False Pass
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1956
Series: AK Recon Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of False Pass
Title: Fort Randall
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1943
Series: AK Recon Topo 250
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Fort Randall
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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