Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Akutan
The summit of Akutan volcano, one of the most active of the Aleutian arc, is truncated by a 2-km-wide caldera that contains a large cinder cone that rises above the caldera rim. It is seen here from the south in eruption on February 11, 1987. A small lake occupies part of the caldera floor. The caldera rim is breached narrowly on the north side. A lava flow in 1978 traveled through this gap to within 2 km of the sea. Photo by Jerry Chisum (Mark Airways), 1987 (courtesy of John Reeder, Alaska Div. Geology & Geophysical Surveys).
Volcano Number:311320
Volcano Name:Akutan
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1992
Elevation:1303m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Intermediate crust (15-25 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:24
Pop. within 30km:233
Pop. within 100km:4361
Latitude:54.134
Longitude:-165.986



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
311320 Akutan 19838 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 1908/2/22
311320 Akutan 19993 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -7620
311320 Akutan 19994 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -4150
311320 Akutan 19995 Confirmed Eruption 5 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 340
311320 Akutan 19996 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 550
311320 Akutan 19997 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 1420
311320 Akutan 19998 Uncertain Eruption 1790
311320 Akutan 19999 Uncertain Eruption 1828
311320 Akutan 20000 Uncertain Eruption 1838
311320 Akutan 20001 Uncertain Eruption 1845
311320 Akutan 20002 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1848/3/5
311320 Akutan 20003 Confirmed Eruption NW flank (Lava Point) Historical Observations 1852
311320 Akutan 20004 Uncertain Eruption 1862
311320 Akutan 20005 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1865
311320 Akutan 20006 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1867
311320 Akutan 20007 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1883
311320 Akutan 20008 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 1887
311320 Akutan 20009 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1892/9/23
311320 Akutan 20010 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1896
311320 Akutan 20011 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1907
311320 Akutan 20012 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1911
311320 Akutan 20013 Uncertain Eruption 1912
311320 Akutan 20014 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1927 1928
311320 Akutan 20015 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1929
311320 Akutan 20016 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1931 1931
311320 Akutan 20017 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1946 1947
311320 Akutan 20018 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1948/4/29 1948/8/7
311320 Akutan 20019 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1951/10/16
311320 Akutan 20020 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1953/7/2
311320 Akutan 20021 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1962/11/5
311320 Akutan 20022 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1972/9/16
311320 Akutan 20023 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1973/3/16 1973/5/16
311320 Akutan 20024 Confirmed Eruption 2 West flank ? Historical Observations 1974/2/11
311320 Akutan 20025 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1976/10/15 1977/5/9
311320 Akutan 20027 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1978/9/25 1978/10/16
311320 Akutan 20028 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1980/7/3 1980/7/8
311320 Akutan 20029 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1982/10/5 1983/5/16
311320 Akutan 20030 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1986/3/18 1986/6/30
311320 Akutan 20031 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1987/1/31 1987/6/24
311320 Akutan 20032 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1988/3/26 1988/7/20
311320 Akutan 20033 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1989/2/27 1989/3/28
311320 Akutan 20034 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1990/1/26 1990/1/26
311320 Akutan 20035 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1990/9/6 1990/10/1
311320 Akutan 20036 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1991/9/15 1991/10/29
311320 Akutan 20037 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1992/3/8 1992/5/21
311320 Akutan 20038 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1992/12/18
311320 Akutan 21085 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1895/8/1 1895/8/14
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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