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Submarine 005 description and information


Type:Undersea young volcanic peaks
Most Recent Activity:
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: -30 ft (-9 m)
Latitude: 52.8012° N
Longitude:171.9246° W
CAVW Number:
Pronunciation: Sound file
Nearby towns:Attu Station 55 mi (89 km) NW
Shemya Station 91 mi (147 km) SW
Atka 104 mi (168 km) SW
Nikolski 128 mi (206 km) NE
Anchorage 1004 mi (1615 km) NE
Volynets and others (1994) describe these submarine peaks, ~30 miles northwest of Amukta, as young volcanic cones, and state that they are superposed on the sediments, and not eroded. Dredge samples of these peaks (V38-15, -16, -17, -18, and -19) returned basalt, in addition to probably exotic blocks and fragments of andesite, basaltic andesite, gneiss, and sedimentary rocks.
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