Unimak 5270


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 1606m (5269ft)
  • Latitude: 54.80321
  • Longitude: -163.65937
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:
    • False Pass 11 mi (17 km) NE
    • Pauloff Harbor 45 mi (73 km) SE
    • Cold Bay 46 mi (73 km) NE
    • King Cove 56 mi (91 km) NE
    • Belkofski 68 mi (109 km) NE

Description

Unimak 5270 is an unnamed Pleistocene volcanic center between Isanotski and Roundtop on Unimak Island. Observations made from a helicopter during multiple flybys (during Shishaldin fieldwork) show that lava flows dip radially away from the summit, thus Unimak 5270 was a separate vent/volcano (from Chris Nye, 2008, written commun.)

Name Origin

"Unimak 5270" is an informal name, given because the highest peak of this volcanic center is 5270 feet in elevation.


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