Kukak


Facts


  • Official Name: Kukak Volcano
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 2040m (6692ft)
  • Latitude: 58.4528
  • Longitude: -154.3573
  • Smithsonian VNum: 312230
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Karluk 61 mi (98 km) SW
    • Aleneva 61 mi (98 km) SE
    • Port William 64 mi (103 km) NE
    • Afognak 65 mi (105 km) SE
    • Larsen Bay 65 mi (104 km) SE

Description

From Smithsonian Institution, online database, accessed December 8, 2003: "The almost completely ice-covered Kukak volcano lies west of Hallo Bay near the NE end of a glacier-mantled range extending from Mount Katmai. Kukak volcano contains a vigorous fumarole field at the southern base of the hydrothermally altered northern summit and is the only one of the Denison-Steller-Kukak chain of volcanoes to display geothermal activity. Two reports of historical eruptions at Kukak from Hantke (1959) [1] appear to be erroneous. The report of a 1951 eruption is an apparent reference to a July 22, 1951 ashfall at Kukak Bay, which was attributed by Muller and others (1954) [2] to Martin volcano. A 1953 explosive "eruption" was single large puff of steam followed by steaming from caverns in Hook Glacier [2] ."

Name Origin

The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey reported the name "Kugak Volcano" for "Kukak Volcano" in 1908. The name was later officially changed to "Kukak Volcano" to agree with the name of nearby Kukak Bay (Orth, 1971).


References Cited

[1] Uebersicht ueber die vulkanische Taetigkeit 1954-1956, 1959

Hantke, Gustav, 1959, Uebersicht ueber die vulkanische Taetigkeit 1954-1956: Bulletin Volcanologique, v. 20, p. 3-33.

[2] Current volcanic activity in Katmai National Monument (Alaska), 1954

Muller, E. H., Juhle, R. W., and Coulter, H. W., 1954, Current volcanic activity in Katmai National Monument (Alaska): Science, v. 119, n. 3088, p. 319-321.

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