Western Cones


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: m (0ft)
  • Latitude: 53.6
  • Longitude: 171.8
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:

Description

Yogodzinski and others (2015) [1] dredged western Aleutian submarine volcanic cones at "an unnamed location 300 km west of Buldir Island, which we refer to as the Western Cones area. This area includes five small cones, aligned along a volcanic front for a distance of about 70 km. The largest of the cones, which has a base diameter of 5-10 km and is 600 m high, is similar in size to emergent volcanoes in the western Aleutians, such as Buldir, Kiska, and Little Sitkin."

Name Origin

Western Cones is an informal name given to these volcanic vents by Yogodzinski and others, 2015.


References Cited

[1] The role of subducted basalt in the source of island arc magmas: evidence from seafloor lavas of the Western Aleutians, 2015

Yogodzinski, G.M., Brown, S.T., Kelemen, P.B., Vervoort, J.D., Portnyagin, Maxim, Sims, K.W.W., Hoernle, Kaj, Jicha, B.R., and Werner, Reinhard, 2015, The role of subducted basalt in the source of island arc magmas: evidence from seafloor lavas of the Western Aleutians: Journal of Petrology, v. 56, n. 3, p. 441-492, doi:10.1093/petrology/egv006

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