Nunivak Island

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 60.02°N
  • 166.33°W

  • 511 m
    1676 ft

  • 314020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nunivak Island.

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

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


Low-angle sun accentuates small pyroclastic cones on snow-covered Nunivak Island. Shelf ice modifies the apparent northern coastline (top) in this January 1992 Space Shuttle image. The 110-km-wide island lies about 30 km off the coast of SW Alaska and contains about 60 cinder cones and four maars. Although the bulk of the volcanic field was formed during two Pleistocene eruptive periods ending about 300,000 years ago, activity continued into the Holocene. The latest eruptions occurred along an E-W line in the southern part of the island.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS42-82-33, 1992 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 5 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 111580 Basalt
NMNH 111581 Basalt
NMNH 111582 Basalt
NMNH 111583 Basalt
NMNH 111584 Basalt

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