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Kagamil Volcano description and information


Official Name: Kagamil Volcano
Most Recent Activity:December 1929
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 2930 ft (893 m)
Latitude: 52.97347° N
Longitude:169.71737° W
CAVW Number:311260
Pronunciation: Sound file
Nearby towns:Nikolski 35 mi (57 km) SE
Unalaska 145 mi (233 km) NE
Attu Station 147 mi (236 km) SW
Akutan 181 mi (291 km) NE
Anchorage 930 mi (1497 km) NE
From Miller and others (1998): "Kagamil volcano occupies most of the southern half of Kagamil Island, 55 km west of Umnak Island in the eastern Aleutian arc. The volcano consists of two cones and has an oval shape, 3.5 by 2 km in basal dimensions, with the long axis trending northwest-southeast. The larger cone at the southeastern end of the volcano has an elevation of 893 m; the cone at the northwestern end is about 610 m high and appears to have two small summit craters. Hot springs and fumaroles occur near the southeastern shore of the island (Sekora, 1973).

"Both cones appear to be virtually undissected by erosion, indicating a post-glacial age. The cones rise from a more gently sloping surface with mean elevation of about 200 m."

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