Tlevak Strait


  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 50m (164ft)
  • Latitude: 55.2496
  • Longitude: -133.302
  • Smithsonian VNum: 315060
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Craig 17 mi (27 km) NE
    • Hydaburg 19 mi (30 km) SE
    • Klawock 22 mi (36 km) NE
    • Hollis 30 mi (48 km) NE
    • Kasaan 41 mi (65 km) NE
  • Subfeatures:
    • Arena Cove


From Wood and Kienle (1990) [1] : "Flat-lying sodic alkalic olivine basalt flows with fresh pahoehoe surfaces occur in the vicinity of Tlevak Strait west of Prince of Wales Island, at Trocadero Bay on Suemez Island, and in valleys on northern Dall Island. The outcrop areas are indicated by Qb on the map [2] ."

Name Origin

"Tlevak Strait", as applied to the group of volcanic vents near Tlevak Strait waterway, is an informal name.

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.

[2] Geology of the Craig Quadrangle, Alaska, 1983

Eberlein, G.D., Churkin, Michael Jr., Carter, Claire, Berg, H.C., and Ovenshine, A.T., 1983, Geology of the Craig Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-91, 52 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:250,000, available online at .

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