Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Novarupta
A 65-m-high, 380-m-wide lava dome lies within a circular ejecta ring and caps the 1912 vent of Novarupta volcano. A 60-hour-long eruption beginning on June 6, 1912, the Earth's largest eruption during the 20th century, produced The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes ash-flow deposit, which forms the flat ground at the right. The face of Falling Mountain, behind Novarupta dome, was sheared off by a 2-km-wide collapse around the Novarupta vent. This view from the NE shows snow-capped Mageik volcano in the background. Photo by Tom Miller (U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Volcano Observatory).
Volcano Number:312180
Volcano Name:Novarupta
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Caldera
Last Eruption:1912
Elevation:841m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:0
Pop. within 100km:667
Latitude:58.27
Longitude:-155.157



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
312180 Novarupta 20243 Confirmed Eruption 6 Historical Observations 1912/6/6 1912
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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