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Mount Martin description and information



Official Name: Mount Martin
Type:Stratovolcano and lava-flow field
Most Recent Activity:-710
Seismically Monitored: Yes
Color Code:GREEN
Alert Level:NORMAL
Elevation: 6102 ft (1860 m)
Latitude: 58.1692° N
Longitude:155.3566° W
Quadrangle:Mt Katmai
CAVW Number:312140
Pronunciation: Sound file
Nearby towns:Kanatak 48 mi (78 km) SW
Karluk 53 mi (85 km) SE
King Salmon 59 mi (95 km) NW
Larsen Bay 67 mi (108 km) SE
Anchorage 284 mi (457 km) NE
From Miller and others (1998) [1]: "Mount Martin is located near the center of a high (>1400 m) ridge of altered basement rocks that extends more than 12 km, west-southwest form Mount Mageik (Riehle and others, 1987). A crater, approximately 300 m in diameter and breached on its southeast side, occurs high on the east side of the summit cone. The crater is the site of intense fumarolic activity and steam emission, and contains an ephemeral crater lake. The summit cone and the voluminous lava-flow field, which fill the upper valley of Angle Creek northwest of the volcano, which are of Holocene age. This flow-field, which erupted from a vent low on the north flank of the summit cone, covers approximately 31 square km and has volume in excess of 5 cubic km. Martin's extent has previously been overestimated because the young volcano lies adjacent to the glaciated remnants of a mid-Pleistocene andesitic edifice (Alagogshak volcano)."
Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska, 1998
citation imageMiller, T. P., McGimsey, R. G., Richter, D. H., Riehle, J. R., Nye, C. J., Yount, M. E., and Dumoulin, J. A., 1998, Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-0582, 104 p.
Download PDF title page PDF : 52
Download PDF intro and TOC PDF : 268 KB
Download PDF eastern part - Wrangell to Ukinrek Maars PDF : 972 KB
Download PDF central part - Chiginagak to Cleveland PDF : 2,463 KB
Download PDF western part - Carlisle to Kiska PDF : 956 KB
Download PDF references PDF : 43 KB

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