Takawangha


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: Yes
  • Color Code: GREEN
  • Alert Level: NORMAL
  • Elevation: 1449m (4753ft)
  • Latitude: 51.867
  • Longitude: -178.027
  • Smithsonian VNum: 311090
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Adak 60 mi (96 km) NE
    • Atka 164 mi (264 km) NE
    • Shemya Station 337 mi (543 km) NW
    • Attu Station 375 mi (604 km) NW
    • Nikolski 393 mi (632 km) NE

Description

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."

Name Origin

Takawangha is an alternate name for Tanaga Island, and unofficially used to describe the youthful volcano on northern Tanaga Island, east from Tanaga Volcano.


Current Activity

January 29, 2024, 2:13 pm

Aviation color code and alert level changed to GREEN/NORMAL due to restoration of local monitoring data.

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