Alaska Volcano Observatory
Devils Desk description and information
|Official Name: ||Devils Desk|
|Most Recent Activity:|
6411 ft (1954 m) |
|Quadrangle:||Mt Katmai |
|Pronunciation:|| Sound file|
|Nearby towns:||Aleneva 60 mi (96 km) SE|
Port William 62 mi (100 km) NE
Karluk 63 mi (101 km) SW
Afognak 64 mi (104 km) SE
Anchorage 243 mi (392 km) NE
From Wood and Kienle (1990) 
: "Devils Desk is a volcanic neck of a former stratovolcano now completely surrounded by Hook Glacier. Total relief from the top of Hook Glacier to the top of Devils Desk is ~450 m. Extensive erosion has removed most of the stratovolcano. Three radial dikes (now exposed as ridges) extend outward from the Desk toward the east." Hildreth and others (2003) 
dated a block of lava from the southwest face of Devils Desk at 245 +/- 42 ka.
 Geochronology and eruptive history of the Katmai volcanic cluster, Alaska Peninsula
Hildreth, Wes, Lanphere, M. A., and Fierstein, Judy, 2003, Geochronology and eruptive history of the Katmai volcanic cluster, Alaska Peninsula: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 214, n. 1-2, p. 93-114.
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