Mageik

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • 500 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 58.195°N
  • 155.253°W

  • 2165 m
    7101 ft

  • 312150
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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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
[ 1946 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
[ 1936 Jul 4 ] [ 1936 Jul 5 ] Uncertain 2  
[ 1929 Aug 19 ] [ 1929 Dec ] Uncertain 2  
[ 1927 Aug 26 ± 5 days ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
0500 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Between East and Central Mageik
0550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) East Mageik
0650 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) East Mageik
1650 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) East Mageik
1950 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) East Mageik, ODLF tephra
4400 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) East Mageik
7380 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) East Mageik
8670 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) East Mageik

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

Photo Gallery


Mount Mageik is the broad stratovolcano at the center of this aerial view from the east, south of Katmai Pass. Martin volcano forms the skyline left of Mageik, and lava flows on the flanks of Trident volcano are visible at the middle right. The three volcanoes are part of a NE-SW volcanic chain cutting across Katmai National Park. Much of the surface of Mageik volcano is formed by lava flows of Holocene age. Historical reports of eruptions from both Mageik and Martin are of variable reliability.

Photo by Christina Neal, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory).
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Mount Mageik (left) and steaming Mount Martin (distant right) tower above the flat-bottomed floor of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes (VTTS). The VTTS was formed by ash flows during the 1912 eruption of Novarupta volcano, the Earth's largest eruption of the 20th century. Glacier-clad Mount Mageik has a broad summit capped by 4 knobs, each of which is a spatter and lava-flow vent.

Photo by Game McGimsey (U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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