Kochilagok Hill


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 70m (229ft)
  • Latitude: 61.638
  • Longitude: -164.414
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Mountain Village 38 mi (61 km) NE
    • Chevak 39 mi (63 km) SW
    • Scammon Bay 41 mi (66 km) NW
    • Pitkas Point 46 mi (74 km) NE
    • Paimiut 47 mi (76 km) NW

Description

From Wood and Kienle (1990) [1] : "A low vent and associated flow occur at Kochilagok Hill. Geologic maps designate the volcano as chiefly basalt scoria."

Name Origin

"Kochilagok Hill" is a Yup'ik name that refers to the "crake" (lesser sandhill crane, Grus canadensis canadensis) and reported by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1949. Gabrielson and Lincoln (1959) report that the name means "color body, red" (Orth, 1971).


References Cited

[1] Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada, 1990

Wood, C. A., and Kienle, Juergen, (eds.), 1990, Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada: New York, Cambridge University Press, 354 p.

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