Nushkolik Mountain volcanic field


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 195m (639ft)
  • Latitude: 61.57
  • Longitude: -164.91
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Chevak 22 mi (36 km) SW
    • Scammon Bay 29 mi (47 km) NW
    • Paimiut 32 mi (51 km) NW
    • Hooper Bay 39 mi (63 km) SW
    • Newtok 44 mi (71 km) SE

Description

Nushkolik Mountain volcanic field is a shield volcano (?), 8 to 195 m high, measuring 12 x 14 km, with no historic activity. Volcanic rocks are of olivine basalt composition [1] .

Name Origin

"Nushkolik Mountain volcanic field" is an informal name, after Nushkolik Mountain, which is part of the field. Nushkolik Mountain was reported as a Yup'ik name by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1951 (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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