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St. Michael

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Shield(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 63.45°N
  • 162.12°W

  • 715 m
    2346 ft

  • 314040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for St. Michael.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for St. Michael.

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

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

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for St. Michael.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for St. Michael.

Photo Gallery

The St. Michael volcanic field consists of more than 55 cones and craters occupying Stuart Island (upper left), St. Michael Island (forming the apparent peninsula at left-center, and areas inland. Broad low shield volcanoes underlie the younger cones, and maar volcanoes are located at the SW part of the volcanic field, which covers >3000 sq km. Light-colored young lava flows can be seen at the lower right originating from "The Sisters" area. Native tradition says that a village was submerged by lava three times.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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: Canada, United States
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States, Canada
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Canada, United States

Title: Unalakleet
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1986
Series: Topo/bath
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Unalakleet

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: St. Michael
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: Bath
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of St. Michael

Title: St Michael
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1980
Series: AK Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of St Michael
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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