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Black Peak

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1900 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 56.552°N
  • 158.785°W

  • 1032 m
    3386 ft

  • 312080
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Black Peak.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Black Peak.

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 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1900 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 6 Tephrochronology
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Black Peak.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Black Peak.

Photo Gallery

This outcrop exposes a thick pyroclastic flow deposit from an eruption that formed a small caldera on the eastern edge of Black Peak volcano. This major eruption occurred about 4,200 to 4,700 years ago and filled adjacent valleys to depths of up to 100 m. The ice-free caldera on the highly eroded volcano contains two small lakes and a complex of lava domes.

Photo by Tom Miller, 1985 (Alaska Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.
Most of the 3.5-km-wide caldera floor of Black Peak volcano, located NW of Chignik Bay, contains the complex of lava domes seen here. The ice-free mid-Holocene caldera contains two small lakes. More than 10 km3 of pyroclastic flow and block-and-ash-flow deposits from the caldera-forming eruption filled the Ash Creek and Bluff Creek valleys to the west and north less than about 4,000 years ago.

Photo courtesy of Alaska Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey, 1979.
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: Canada, United States
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States, Canada
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Canada, United States

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: Cold Bay
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1987
Series: Sectional Aero Chart
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Cold Bay

Title: Kodiak
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1987
Series: Sectional Aero Chart
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Kodiak

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: N Aleutian Basin, Gulf of AK
Publisher: USDI Minerals Management Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: OCSRM maps
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of N Aleutian Basin, Gulf of AK

Title: Sutwik Island, AK Peninsula
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sutwik Island, AK Peninsula

Title: Jet Navigation Chart AK/ Canada
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States, Canada
Year: 1983
Series: JNC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Jet Navigation Chart AK/ Canada

Title: Stepovak Bay
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1981
Series: AK Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Stepovak Bay

Title: N Pacific Ocean, NOS Seamount Series
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1973
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of N Pacific Ocean, NOS Seamount Series

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: Sutwick Island
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1963
Series: AK Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sutwick Island

Title: Chignik
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1963
Series: AK Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Chignik

Title: Bristol Bay
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: United States
Year: 1960
Series: AMS 1301
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Bristol Bay
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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