Buzzard Creek

Photo of this volcano
  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Tuff ring(s)
  • 1050 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.062°N
  • 148.433°W

  • 830 m
    2722 ft

  • 315001
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  • Summit
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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
1050 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

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

Photo Gallery


A small lake partially fills a 300-m-wide tuff ring, the larger of two craters at Buzzard Creek. The two craters were formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions about 3000 years ago that ejected country rock along with lesser basaltic material. An ejecta blanket has been traced about 1.6 m from the vent. The Buzzard Creek craters lie 320 km NE of their nearest neighbor in the Aleutian arc, Hayes volcano.

Photo by Chris Nye (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Alaska Volcano Observatory).
See title for photo information.
Moderate explosive eruptions radiocarbon dated at about 3000 years ago formed two tuff rings in the central Alaska Range. A 300-m-wide ejecta blanket can be traced 1.6 km from the larger vent, seen in this photo. Ejecta on the crater rim consists of about 80% country rock fragments, with only 20% juvenile basaltic fragments. A geologist in a red jacket (right) and a helicopter (beyond the trees on the left side of the lake), both on the crater rim, provide scale.

Photo by Chris Nye (Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Alaska Volcano Observatory).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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