Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02600
Glacier-covered Mount Mageik, seen here from the north, is a broad stratovolcano that is the SW-most of a group of volcanoes encircling Novarupta volcano. Despite its extensive glacial cover, it is only moderately dissected, and most of its exposed lava flows are of Holocene age. Its elongated summit contains four knobs that were spatter and lava-flow vents. Reports of historical eruptions during the 20th century are of variable certainty.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1978.
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