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Akutan forms the west-central part of Akutan Island in the eastern Aleutians. The summit contains a 2-km-wide caldera with a large scoria cone, visible here through a low point in the northern caldera rim. The cone has been the site of frequent historical eruptive activity. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory.

Akutan forms the west-central part of Akutan Island in the eastern Aleutians. The summit contains a 2-km-wide caldera with a large scoria cone, visible here through a low point in the northern caldera rim. The cone has been the site of frequent historical eruptive activity.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory.

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