Kagamil


Facts


  • Official Name: Kagamil Volcano
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 893m (2929ft)
  • Latitude: 52.97347
  • Longitude: -169.71737
  • Smithsonian VNum: 311260
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Nikolski 35 mi (57 km) SE
    • Unalaska 145 mi (233 km) NE
    • Akutan 181 mi (291 km) NE
    • Atka 196 mi (315 km) SW
    • Saint George 251 mi (403 km) NE

Description

From Miller and others (1998) [1] : "Kagamil volcano occupies most of the southern half of Kagamil Island, 55 km west of Umnak Island in the eastern Aleutian arc. The volcano consists of two cones and has an oval shape, 3.5 by 2 km in basal dimensions, with the long axis trending northwest-southeast. The larger cone at the southeastern end of the volcano has an elevation of 893 m; the cone at the northwestern end is about 610 m high and appears to have two small summit craters. Hot springs and fumaroles occur near the southeastern shore of the island [2] .
"Both cones appear to be virtually undissected by erosion, indicating a post-glacial age. The cones rise from a more gently sloping surface with mean elevation of about 200 m."

Name Origin

Kagamil Volcano is named for Kagamil Island. Kagamil Island is an Unangam Tunuu name applied to this island by Captain Tebenkov in 1852. This island was called "O[strov] Chuginok" or "Chuginok Island" by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826), and "O[strov] Kigalga" or "Kigalga Island" by the Russian Hydrographic Department (1847) (Orth, 1971).


References Cited

[1] Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska, 1998

Miller, T. P., McGimsey, R. G., Richter, D. H., Riehle, J. R., Nye, C. J., Yount, M. E., and Dumoulin, J. A., 1998, Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-0582, 104 p.

[2] Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Wilderness Study Report, 1973

Sekora, P., 1973, Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Wilderness Study Report: U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife.

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