Alligator Lake

Photo of this volcano
  • Canada
  • Canada and Western USA
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 60.42°N
  • 135.42°W

  • 2217 m
    7272 ft

  • 320020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Alligator Lake.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Alligator Lake.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Alligator Lake.

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 Alligator Lake. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Alligator Lake 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 Alligator Lake.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Alligator Lake.

Photo Gallery

The two small reddish-brown areas near the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) are cinder cones of the Alligator Lake volcanic field. This group of basaltic cones and lava flows lies SW of the city of Whitehorse (out of view to the upper right) and west of the northern tip of Alligator Lake (right-center). Lava flows from the two cinder cones topping a small shield volcano traveled to the north. The alkali olivine basalt to basanitic lava flows are about 6 x 10 km in width and contain abundant xenoliths.

NASA Landsat7 image (
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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