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Carlisle

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1828 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 52.894°N
  • 170.054°W

  • 1620 m
    5315 ft

  • 311230
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

Most Recent Bulletin Report: November 1987 (SEAN 12:11) Citation IconCite this Report

Ash emission observed but site uncertain

At 1359 on 16 November, pilots Dave Holman and Jay Brown (U.S. Coast Guard) noted steam with some ash being emitted from the summit vent of a volcano that they believed to be Carlisle. The plume rose to 2,500 m altitude . . . and trailed 30 km ENE. Of the five islands in the immediate area, the pilots were able to see the three closest to the Bering Sea (Kagamil, Uliaga, and Carlisle), but could not see the islands closer to the Pacific Ocean (Herbert or Chuginadak). Although their report strongly suggested that Carlisle was the source of the activity, the possibility that it was from Mt. Cleveland (10 km SE on Chuginadak Island), site of recent ash emission (SEAN 12:6-8), could not be eliminated. Steam (but no ash) was emerging from Carlisle's summit when it was observed on 28 August.

Information Contacts: J. Reeder, ADGGS.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Carlisle.

Bulletin Reports - Index

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11/1987 (SEAN 12:11) Ash emission observed but site uncertain




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


November 1987 (SEAN 12:11) Citation IconCite this Report

Ash emission observed but site uncertain

At 1359 on 16 November, pilots Dave Holman and Jay Brown (U.S. Coast Guard) noted steam with some ash being emitted from the summit vent of a volcano that they believed to be Carlisle. The plume rose to 2,500 m altitude . . . and trailed 30 km ENE. Of the five islands in the immediate area, the pilots were able to see the three closest to the Bering Sea (Kagamil, Uliaga, and Carlisle), but could not see the islands closer to the Pacific Ocean (Herbert or Chuginadak). Although their report strongly suggested that Carlisle was the source of the activity, the possibility that it was from Mt. Cleveland (10 km SE on Chuginadak Island), site of recent ash emission (SEAN 12:6-8), could not be eliminated. Steam (but no ash) was emerging from Carlisle's summit when it was observed on 28 August.

Information Contacts: J. Reeder, ADGGS.

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

There is data available for 4 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1987 Nov 16 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
[ 1838 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1828 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
1774 Jul 2 ± 182 days Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Carlisle.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Carlisle.

Photo Gallery

Carlisle volcano is a steep-sided, 1620-m-high stratovolcano that rises across the Carlisle Pass strait from Mount Cleveland. Several poorly documented eruptions have been recorded since the 18th century. Carlisle is one of group of volcanoes in the "Islands of Four Mountains" area of the central Aleutians.

Photo by Michelle Harbin, 1994 (courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory).
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: Samalga Island
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1987
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Samalga Island

Title: Dutch Harbor
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1987
Series: Section Aero Chart
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Dutch Harbor

Title: United States
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States
Year: 1987
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of United States

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: Saint George Basin Regional Map
Publisher: USDI Minerals Management Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: OCSRM maps
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Saint George Basin Regional Map

Title: Magnetic Map of N Pacific Ocean
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1973
Series: Seamap
Map Type: Geophysical (Magnetic)
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Magnetic Map of N Pacific Ocean

Title: Gravity Map of N Pacific Ocean
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1973
Series: Seamap
Map Type: Geophysical (Gravity)
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Gravity Map of N Pacific Ocean

Title: Amukta
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1951
Series: AK Recon Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Amukta

Title: Samalga Island
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1951
Series: AK Recon Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Samalga Island

Title: Umnak
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1951
Series: AK Recon Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Umnak
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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