Ungulungwak Hill-Ingrichuak Hill


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 188m (616ft)
  • Latitude: 62.1778
  • Longitude: -164.0396
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:

Description

From Wood and Kienle (1990) [1] : "This field consists of numerous lava flows 1.5 to 4.5 m thick, and at least five low shield volcanoes from 30 to 188 m high (four are 166 to 188 m high) and 5 to 11 km across. Although the volcanoes are modified by erosion and widely covered with silt, they are inferred to be Quaternary in age based on their physiographic expression. The volcanoes consist of vesicular and scoriaceous olivine basalt."

Name Origin

"Ungulungwak Hill - Ingrichuak Hill" is an informal name, after the principal peaks in the volcanic field, Ungulungwak Hill and Ingrichuak Hill, although there are at least five shield volcanoes in the field. "Ungulungwak" and "Ingrichuak" are both local Native names, reported in the late 1800s.


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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