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Takawangha description and information


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Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 4754 ft (1449 m)
Latitude: 51.867° N
Longitude:178.027° W
Quadrangle:Gareloi Island Adak
CAVW Number:311090
Nearby towns:Adak 60 mi (96 km) NE
Atka 164 mi (264 km) NE
Shemya Station 176 mi (283 km) NW
Attu Station 215 mi (346 km) NW
Anchorage 1236 mi (1989 km) NE
From Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program online database, accessed December 8, 2003: "Takawangha is a 1449-m-high, youthful volcano with an ice-filled caldera on northern Tanaga Island, near the western end of the Andreanof Islands. Takawangha lies across a saddle from historically active Tanaga volcano to the west; older, deeply eroded volcanoes lie adjacent to Takawangha on the east. Numerous small post-caldera tephra cones are located within the caldera and on its rim and flanks. The youngest cones are some of those inside the caldera of the basaltic-to-dacitic volcano. No historical eruptions are known from Takawangha."
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