Steller


Facts


  • Official Name: Mount Steller
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 2272m (7454ft)
  • Latitude: 58.4301
  • Longitude: -154.3903
  • Smithsonian VNum: 312220
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Karluk 59 mi (96 km) SW
    • Aleneva 61 mi (98 km) SE
    • Larsen Bay 63 mi (102 km) SE
    • Port William 65 mi (105 km) NE
    • Afognak 66 mi (106 km) SE

Description

From Smithsonian Institution, online database, accessed December 8, 2003: "Mount Steller is part of a chain of closely spaced NE-SW-trending vents in Katmai National Park and lies between Mount Denision and Kukak volcanoes. Uncertainty surrounds the number and location of volcanic vents in this heavily glaciated area. The precise age of the most recent activity at Steller volcano is not known, but the volcano was considered to have been active during the Holocene [1] ."

Name Origin

Mount Steller was named in 1928 by the U.S. Geological Survey, for George Wilhelm Steller, a naturalist with Vitus Bering's 1741 voyage (Orth, 1971).


References Cited

[1] Volcanoes of Alaska, 1998

Nye, C. J., Queen, Katherine, and McCarthy, A. M., 1998, Volcanoes of Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular IC 0038, unpaged, 1 sheet, scale 1:4,000,000, available at http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/pubs?reqtype=citation&ID=7043 .

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