Tanax̂ Angunax̂


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 1170m (3838ft)
  • Latitude: 52.839
  • Longitude: -169.758
  • Smithsonian VNum: 311241
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Nikolski 38 mi (61 km) NE
    • Unalaska 151 mi (243 km) NE
    • Akutan 187 mi (300 km) NE
    • Atka 192 mi (309 km) SW
    • Saint George 260 mi (418 km) NE

Description

The volcano on the eastern end of Chuginadak Island has been informally called "Tana" in older publications, but is more properly referenced as Tanax̂ Angunax̂. From Smithsonian Institution, online Global Volcanism Program database, accessed November 16, 2007: "The Tana volcanic complex forming the eastern half of the dumbbell-shaped Chuginadak Island, opposite the dramatic conical Cleveland stratovolcano, is composed of two prominent E-W-trending volcanoes. The complex shows evidence of glacial erosion, but the observation on satellite imagery of highly irregular coastlines forming peninsulas west of Applegate Cove on the NW side of the complex and Concord Point on the south side imply lava flows of mid- to late-Holocene age (Nye 2007, pers. Comm.). Prominent lava flow levees are visible near Concord Point, where a low-silica rhyolite sample was obtained. The undissected cone and youthful crater forming the western summit also imply a post-glacial age, and youthful cinder cones also lie east of the isthmus between Cleveland and Tana volcanoes." See http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/volcinfo.php?volcname=Cleveland for Cleveland information.

Name Origin

Tanax̂ Angunax̂ is given as the feature name for the eastern part of Chuginadak Island (Bergsland, 1994). This feature does not yet (December 2023) have a formal placename listed by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, and has previously informally been called "Tana."


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