Kialagvik

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  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Undated Evidence
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  • 57.203°N
  • 156.745°W

  • 1677 m
    5501 ft

  • 312120
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kialagvik.

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

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

Kialagvik is a small, poorly known glacier-mantled stratovolcano NE of Chiginagak volcano with a Holocene central lava dome and associated pyroclastic-flow deposits (Riehle, in Wood and Kienle 1990). The volcano draws its name from the Eskimo word for Wide Bay, which lies beyond the mouth of Kialagvik Creek, NE of the volcano. The central dome rises 350 m above an ice field that mantles the upper part of the volcano. Andesitic lava flows and overlying dacitic block-and-ash-flow deposits are exposed broadly on the SW flank and in a small area on the NE flank. No historical activity is known from Kialagvik.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Kialagvik.

The SE side of a Holocene central dome at Kialagvik volcano rises 350 m above a surrounding ice field. Kialagvik is a small, poorly known stratovolcano that lies at the NE end of a segment of the Alaska Peninsula that includes neighboring Chiginagak and Yantarni volcanoes. Andesitic lava flows and overlying dacitic block-and-ash-flow deposits from Kialagvik are exposed broadly on the SW flank and in a small area on the NE flank. No historical activity is known from Kialagvik.

Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory.

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Miller T P, 1979. . (pers. comm.).

Miller T P, Smith R L, 1975. Ash flows on the Alaska Peninsula: a preliminary report on their distribution, composition and age (abs). Geol Soc Amer Abs Prog, 7: 1201.

Motyka R J, Liss S A, Nye C J, Moorman M A, 1993. Geothermal resources of the Aleutian arc. Alaska Div Geol Geophys Surv, Prof Rpt, no 114, 17 p and 4 map sheets.

Wood C A, Kienle J (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of North America. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ Press, 354 p.

Volcano Types

Stratovolcano
Lava dome

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite
Dacite

Population

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Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
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0
0
71

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Kialagvik Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.