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Seguam Island description and information


Official Name: Seguam Island
Type:Stratovolcano within caldera (?)
Most Recent Activity:May 28, 1993
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 3458 ft (1054 m)
Latitude: 52.316° N
Longitude:172.51° W
CAVW Number:311180
Pronunciation: Sound file
Associated Features:Pyre Peak
Nearby towns:Attu Station 53 mi (85 km) NW
Atka 72 mi (116 km) SW
Shemya Station 73 mi (117 km) NW
Nikolski 158 mi (255 km) NE
Anchorage 1045 mi (1681 km) NE
From Miller and others (1998): "Seguam Island consists of the remnants of two late Quaternary calderas. Holocene volcanic cones occur in both of the calderas and a third Holocene cone lies at the east end of the island. Pyre Peak, commonly referred to as Sequam volcano, highest of the young cones, dominates the western half of the island and occupies the center of the western caldera (Singer and others, 1992) that is defined by remnants of a semi-circular ridge about 3 km in original diameter and about 700 m high. A Holocene basalt field surrounds Pyre Peak (Singer and others, 1992) extending down to shoreline. This general area has been the site of most if not all historical volcanic activity. Late Quaternary lavas and pyroclastic rocks ranging in age from 1.1 Ma to 0.03 Ma underlie the basalt. The two Holocene cones to the east are surrounded by andesite and dacite lava flows with well preserved constructional features (Singer and others, 1992)."
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